On This Day In Black Hstory
February 25, 2015No Comments
February 25, 1989;
Boxer Mike Tyson becomes the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World by defeating challenger Frank Bruno of England
- 1991; Adrienne Mitchell, first African American woman to die in combat in the Persian Gulf War is killed in her military barracks in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
- 1978; Death of Daniel (“Chappie”) James Jr. (58), retired Air Force general and the first Black promoted to four-star rank, at the Air Force Academy, Colorado.
1970; Hirman R. Revels of Mississippi sworn in as first Black U.S. senator and first Black representative in Congress
1971; President Nixon met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and appointed a White House panel to study a list of recommendations made by the group.