Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era, considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. He was the great-grandson of an Ethiopian prince named Ibrahim Gannibal, who had relocated to Russia and become a general in the army of Peter the Great. Born in
Peter “Black Prince” Jackson, a native of the Virgin Islands, won the Australian Heavyweight title, becoming the first Black man to win a national boxing crown on this date in 1886.
1905–93, American biochemist and educator, b. Spain, M.D. Univ. of Madrid, 1929. After teaching at the universities of Madrid, Heidelberg, and Oxford, he came to the United States in 1940. In 1954 he was appointed chairman of the department of biochemistry at New York Univ. He became an American citizen in 1956. With Arthur Kornberg