Debi Thomas Wins the Woman’s Figure Skating Singles Feb08


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Debi Thomas Wins the Woman’s Figure Skating Singles

1924 – Activist and lawyer Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher  is born in Chickasha, Oklahoma.


1944  – Harry S. McAlpin becomes the first Black reporter allowed obtain accreditation for a White House press conference.

1968 – Diminutive actor Gary Coleman was born in Zion, Illinois. Despite a childhood of medical troubles, Coleman went on to become a television star in numerous situation comedies.

[wp_ad_camp_2]1986 – Figure skater Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the Women’s Singles of the U.S. National Figure Skating Championship competition, was a pre-med student at Stanford University.

1986 – Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show. For more information about Oprah Winfrey, please view her profile at