Jackie Robinson Timeline

Jackie Robinson Timeline

Jackie Robinson Timeline ( 1919 - 1972 )
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Why was Jackie Robinson famous?
Jackie Robinson was famous as a famous African American professional baseball player whose Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended approximately 80 years of baseball segregation in the US. He was also a forerunner of the Civil Rights Movement.

      Short Biography of Jackie Robinson
Date of Birth: Born January 31, 1919
Place of Birth : Cairo, Georgia
Parents: Father - Jerry Robinson
             Mother: Mallie Robinson
Background Facts, Information & Ancestry : His parents divorced when he was young and he was raised by his mother. He was the fourth of five children
    1919 This timeline starts on January 31, 1919 when Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia  
    1920 His mother decided to leave Georgia and moved to Pasadena, California where Jackie was raised  
    1937 He enrolled in Pasadena Junior College  
    1939 Robinson entered the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), lettering in four sports  
    1940 Jackie Robinson won the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, broad jump title  
    1941 Played professional football for the Honolulu Bears, a semi-professional football team  
    1942 Jackie Robinson was drafted into the Army  
    1943 Private Robinson was commissioned as a second lieutenant  
    1944 He was honourably discharged in November 1944 following an ankle injury  
    1945 Robinson begins baseball career with Kansas City Monarchs, a negro team and was then recruited by Branch Rickey to play for minor league Montreal Royals  
    1946 Robinson married Rachel Isum, a nursing student he had met at UCLA  
    1947 Jackie Robinson brought to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black on major league team. He suffered considerable racial abuse. The same year he was named 'Rookie of the Year' and featured on the cover of Time magazine  
    1949 Named the National League's Most Valuable Player  
    1956 1956 – Jackie Robinson he was traded to the New York Giants, but decides to retire from major league baseball  
He became a vocal supporter of Martin Luther King Jr. and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  
    1962 1962 – Robinson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame  
    1972 October 24, 1972: Jackie Robinson died of a heart attack (aged 53) in Stamford, Connecticut  
Jackie Robinson Timeline

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