On This Day In Black Hstory

February 25, 2015

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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.