Feb 17

On This Day In Black History: February 17

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1918;  Birthday of Rep. Charles A. Hayes, D-Illinois, who was born in Cairo, Illinois. In 1989, Hayes was re-elected to a fourth term in the House of Representatives. He was first elected Sept. 12, 1983.

 

1967;  Ronald De Voe, Singer of Bell Biv DeVoe Born Boston, MA, February 17, 1967.

 

1997;  Virginia House of Delegates votes unanimously to retire the state song, “Carry me back to old virginia” , a tune which glorifies slavery.

 

1891;  A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invented the churn, patent #466,470

 

1936;  James Nathaniel Brown, 63, Pro Football Hall of Fame Fullback, Born February 17, 1936 in St. Simons Island, GA

 

 

 

 

 

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