This Day In History: 0000-06-17

June 10, 1955 – “First Spanish-language TV Station Goes on Air” In San Antonio, Texas, KCOR went on air, becoming the first Spanish-language television station in the country.
The station, which is now known as KWEX, was originally named after Raoul Cortez, the owner of the station. KCOR was also the first Spanish-language commercial station in the U.S., as well as the first station in south
Texas to broadcast on the UHF band.

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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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