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Jackie Robinson - Chronology

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1919 Born January 31 in Cairo, Georgia
1920 Relocates to California with mother and siblings
1937 Graduates from John Muir Technical High School and enters Pasadena Junior College
1939 Enters the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
1941 Leaves UCLA a few credits shy of his degree
1942 Joins U.S. Army
1944 Receives honorable discharge from Army
1945 Plays for the Negro League's Kansas City Monarchs; signs to play with the Montreal Royals, an all-white Brooklyn Dodgers-affiliated farm team
1946 Marries Rachel Isum in February; debuts with Montreal Royals in April
1947 Breaks major league baseball's 20th century color line by taking the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15
1956 Plays last season of baseball; joins Chock Full O' Nuts restaurant chain as vice president
1963 Marches with Martin Luther King in Birmingham, Alabama
1972 Dies October 24 in Stamford, Connecticut
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over 10 years ago


he was the city ping-pong CHAMPION in 1937!!!!!!!!!!