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100 years after his birth, Jackie Robinson's impact still being felt

Iconic athlete would have been 100 on Jan. 31

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Jan. 31 was a historic date for the world of sports, and American society in general, as it marked 100 years since the birth of Jackie Robinson. 

While Robinson only lived for 53 years, until his death in 1972, the level of his impact will continue to be felt for generations to come. 

In 1947, Robinson became the first black baseball player to play in the Major Leagues in the modern era when he suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers, an event that paved the way for inclusion of blacks in all sports. 

But while Robinson is mainly remembered for his bravery in breaking the color barrier in baseball, and withstanding ridicule of others while doing it, he also was a veteran, a businessman and an advocate for civil rights. 

In honor of what would have been Robinson making the century mark, test your knowledge of his life – and maybe find out more about him – with this quiz.