Under the Dome
Born: Sep 06, 1757 · Chavaniac-Lafayette, France
Died: May 20, 1834 · Paris, France
Spouse: Adrienne de La Fayette (m. 1774 – 1807)
Children: Georges Washington de La Fayette (Son) · Marie Antoinette Virginie Motier de la Fayette (Daughter) · Anastasie Louise Pauline du Motier de La Fayette (Daughter) · Henriette du Motier de La Fayette (Daughter)
Buried: Picpus Cemetery
Parents: Michel du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (Father) · Marie Louise Jolie de La Rivière (Mother)Highlights
- 1774: Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette married Adrienne de La Fayette on April 11, 1774; their marriage lasted 33 years till December 24, 1807.
- 1781: In 1781, troops in Virginia under his command blocked forces led by Cornwallis until other American and French forces could position themselves for the decisive Siege of Yorktown.
- 1781: On 14 September 1781, Washington’s forces joined Lafayette’s.
- 1797: Lafayette returned to France after Napoleon Bonaparte secured his release in 1797, though he refused to participate in Napoleon’s government.
- 1799: In the United States, President Jackson ordered that Lafayette receive the same memorial honors that had been bestowed on Washington’s death in December 1799.
- 1834: On 20 May 1834, Lafayette died on 6 rue d’Anjou-Saint-Honoré in Paris (now 8 rue d’Anjou in the 8th arrondissement of Paris) at the age of 76.
Lived: Jul 02, 1908 – Jan 24, 1993 (age 84)
Spouse: Cecilia Suyat (m. 1955 – 1993) · Vivian Burey (m. 1929 – 1955)
Education: Howard University School of Law · Lincoln University · Howard University · Frederick Douglass High School
Children: Thurgood Marshall, Jr. (Son)
Founded: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Parents: Norma Africa Marshall (Mother) · William Marshall (Father)Highlights
- 1934: He began his 25-year affiliation with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1934 by representing the organization in the law school discrimination suit Murray v. Pearson.
- 1936: In 1936, Marshall became part of the national staff of the NAACP.
- 1955: After her death in February 1955, Marshall married Cecilia Suyat in December of that year.
- 1955: Thurgood Marshall married Cecilia Suyat on December 01, 1955.
- 1965: Marshall remained on that court until 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him to be the United States Solicitor General, the first African American to hold the office.
- 1993: Marshall died of heart failure at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, at 2:58 pm on January 24, 1993, at the age of 84.