1. September 7, 1993: M. Joycelyn Elders became the first black and the first woman United States Surgeon General. (see first picture)
2. September 9, 1915: Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. (see second picture)
3. September 9, 1968: Arthur Ashe became the first winner of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, defeating Tom Okker of the Netherlands at Forest Hills Stadium, New York. (see third picture)
4. September 21, 1988: Track star Florence Griffith Joyner died at the age of 38. In the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Griffith became the first American woman to win four track and field medals — three gold and one silver — in one Olympic competition.