1958 Soprano Gloria Davy | Photo: Carl Van Vechten (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) Soprano Gloria Davy in character as Aida. A few days earlier, on February 12, 1958, she was the first African American to sing the famous role at The Metropolitan Opera. - Via
Thomas Cullinan (1862 – 1936), prospector and entrepeneur, established the Premier (Transvaal) Diamond Mining Company in Kimberley, South Africa. It was then the largest diamond mine in the world yielding many of the world's most fanous diamonds including the Cullinan rough weighing 3,106ct.
It came to be known as the Palm Sunday Massacre, the largest mass shooting in the New York area in decades. 10 people were killed that day 30 years ago, including 8 children. Only 1 survivor was found: a crying toddler covered in blood, crawling at the feet of the dead. The tiny girl was handed to one of the first police officers to arrive. And that's how Officer Joanne Jaffe became mom to Christina Rivera, then 13 months old.