On This Day In Black History: February 5th

February 5, 2016

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  • 1958; Clifton R. Wharton Sr. confirmed as minister to Rumania. Career diplomat was the first Black to head a U.S. embassy in Europe.
  • 1962; Columbia University graduate and Harvard University law student Barack Obama became the first African American named president of the Harvard Law Review.
  • 1934; Henry “Home Run King” Aaron, baseball superstar was born.