September 17, 1983 - Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984, becoming the first African American to win the title. On July 23, 1984 she resigned after nude photos of her surfaced (taken before her pageant days).
Dr. Lena Frances Edwards (September 17, 1900 - December 3, 1986) graduated from Howard Medical School in 1924 and began a medical practice serving the immigrant population of Hudson County, New Jersey but was not admitted to an OB/GYN residency until 1945. She began teaching at Howard in 1954, while continuing to bring medical care to low-income women. Dr. Edwards received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. #TodayInBlackHistory
<a gi-track='captionPersonalityLinkClicked' href='/galleries/personality/9976958' ng-click='$event.stopPropagation()'>Dele Alli</a> of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Europa League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Qarabag FK on September 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.