This Day In History: 2017-05-11

May 15, 2003 – “Mexican-American Becomes First Owner of a Major Sport Team” Arturo “Arte” Moreno purchased the Anaheim Angels, becoming the first Mexican-American to own a major sports team. Moreno purchased the team from the team from the Walt Disney Corporation. He made the
majority of the wealth he used to buy the Angels by growing the billboard company Outdoor Systems and then
selling it to Infinity Broadcasting for $8 billion. Prior to purchasing the Angels, Moreno purchased the Salt Lake Trappers minor league baseball team with a team of 17 other investors.

History Spotlight

2017 In the Year 1807 "Freed Muslim Remains in America" - Yarrow Marmout, an African slave of the Muslim faith, was set free in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood, where he lived for the rest of his life. Marmout was an early shareholder in the Columbia bank, which is the second chartered bank in the U.S. Today portraits of Marmout hang in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Georgetown Public Library. In 1927, nearly 175 years after his arrival to the U.S. as a slave, a descendant of his daughter-in-law's family, Robert Turner Ford, graduated from Harvard University.

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