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1981  -


February 7: UCLA's Baseball stadium is dedicated to Jackie Robinson. This statue stands in front.

1982  -


August 2: Robinson becomes the first baseball player ever to be depicted on a U.S. Postage Stamp called "Black Heritage".

1984  -
June 10: Jackie Robinson is inducted into UCLA's Hall of Fame.

President Ronald Reagan awards Robinson the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award.

1987  -


In 1987, on the 40th anniversary of his historic Major League debut, the National League Rookie of the Year award is named in Robinson's honor.

1996  - The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships to 141 Jackie Robinson Scholars, for the year. The students attend more than 60 colleges and universities nationwide. Over 3,000 requests for scholarships are received each year.
1997  - MLB celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jackie breaking baseball's color barrier by retiring his number 42 in perpetuity.

Major League Baseball dedicates the season to Robinson on the 50th anniversary of his debut.

2004  - MLB establishes April 15 as Jackie Robinson Day, an annual event when every club will recognize the important social contributions Robinson made to our country.  Photo gallery
2005  - On Wednesday, March 2, Jackie Robinson is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony at the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. President George W. Bush presented the medal to RobinsonĀ¹s family.  Photo gallery

On Nov. 1, the Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese Monument, which captures the watershed moment in May 1947 when Reese threw his arm around his new Brooklyn Dodgers teammate on the field in Cincinnati in a show of support for Major League Baseball's first African-American player, is unveiled in Brooklyn.

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