World The week in history: Feb 10-16

10:45  07 february  2020
10:45  07 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Google Kicks Off Black History Month with Greensboro Sit-In Doodle by Compton Artist Karen Collins

  Google Kicks Off Black History Month with Greensboro Sit-In Doodle by Compton Artist Karen Collins As today officially marks the first day of what is regarded as Black History Month, tech giant Google is commemorating the occasion with a special Google Doodle honoring the 60th anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-In. © Photo: GoogleThat doodle is of Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair Jr.), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, and David Richmond better known as the “Greensboro Four,” who on this day in 1960 protested racial segregation with a sit-in movement at Woolworth’s lunch counter located in downtown Greensboro, NC.

10 – 16 . By All That's Interesting. Published February 15, 2019. Archivists at the University of York recently uncovered Joan’s fascinating backstory while translating and digitizing 16 registers of York’s archbishops used to document current events between 1304 and 1305.

10 - 16 -- Feb . 10In 3641 BC, according to the calculations of The Queen's Jews: Religion, Race, and Change in Twentieth-Century Canada By Duffin, Jacalyn Canadian Journal of History , Vol. 49, No. 3, Winter 2014.

MOSCOW, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A passenger plane carrying 172 passengers from Tehran to Damascus made an emergency landing at the Russian-controlled Khmeimim air base on Thursday after coming under fire from Syrian air defences, Russia's defence ministry said on Friday.

The Syrian forces were responding to Israeli strikes that hit the suburbs of Damascus, Russian media cited spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying.

The incident took place a month after a Boeing 737-800 operated by Ukraine International Airlines crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. Iran later said it had been shot down unintentionally due to human error.

The Syrian defence ministry said on Thursday it had intercepted Israeli missiles over Damascus that were fired at military targets in southern Syria.

Israel has declined to comment.

The Airbus A320 had been coming into land at Damascus International Airport when it was forced to divert to the nearest alternative airfield, the Khmeimim air base.

(Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin and Alexander Marrow in Moscow; Editing by Katya Golubkova and Angus MacSwan)

Cancelled black history event encouraged white students to 'dress up' as black leaders .
Plans for what Principal Chad Kirk called a "black history spirit week" were cancelled Thursday after the school began receiving complaints.Plans for what Melbourne High School Principal Chad Kirk called a "black history spirit week" in an email to parents were cancelled Thursday after the school began receiving complaints, Kirk told FLORIDA TODAY.

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