Feb 28

On This Day In Black History: February 28

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1943;  Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan in starring roles.

 

1942;  Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit.

 

1708;  Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island (N.Y.). Seven whites killed. Two Black male slaves and an Indian slave were hanged, and a Black woman was burned alive.

 

1984;  Musician and entertainer Michael Jackson wins eight Grammy Awards. His album, “Thriller”, broke all sales records to-date, and remains one of the top-grossing albums of all time.

1932;  Richard Spikes invented/patented automatic gear shift.
1990;  Philip Emeagwali awarded the Gordon Bell Prize (computing’s Nobel Prize) for solving one of the twenty most difficult problems in the computing field.

 

 

 

 

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Feb 27

On This Day In Black History: February 27

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1988;  Figure skater Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal (bronze) at the winter Olympic Games.

 

1964;  Anna Julia Cooper, champion for the rights of black women, dies at the age of 105.

 

1883;  Walter B. Purvis patented hand stamp.

 

1942;  Journalist Charlayne Hunter was born this day in Due West, South Carolina.

 

1872;  Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard Law School. She is the first African American lawyer in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 23

On This Day In Black History: February 23

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1869;  Louisiana governor signed public accommodations law.

 

1995;  Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of complications following a brain seizure in Los Angeles. He was 53.

 

1868;  On this day Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Mass.

 

1979;  Frank E. Peterson Jr. named the first Black general in the Marine Corps.

 

1925;  Louis Stokes, former mayor of Detroit, Michigan, and member of the US House of Representatives, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Stokes was the first African American elected to the House from Ohio.

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 21

On This Day In Black History: February 21

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1936;   On this day Barbara Jordan, who will be the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives, is born

 

1917;  Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917–82) Jazz musician; born in Rocky Mount, N.C. He was raised in New York

 

1965;  Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally of his organization. Three Blacks were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment.

 

1895;  North Carolina Legislature, dominated by Black Republicans and white Populists, adjourned for the day to mark the death of Frederick Douglass.

 

1987;  African Americans in Tampa, Florida rebelled after an African American man was killed by a white police officer while in custody.

 

 

Source: blackfacts.com

 

 

 

 

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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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Feb 16

On This Day In Black History: February 16

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1970;  Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in the second round of their New York fight and became the world heavyweight boxing champion.

 

1923;  On this day Bessie Smith makes her first recording, “Down Hearted Blues,” which sells 800,000 copies for Columbia Records.

 

1857;  Frederick Douglass elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust.

 

1951;  New York City Council passed bill prohibiting racial discrimination in city-assisted housing developments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 15

On This Day In Black History: February 15

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1964;  Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” recording becomes his first and only number one record.

 

1961;  U.S. and African nationalist protesting the slaying of Congo Premire Patrice Lumumba distrupts U.N. sessions

 

1848;   Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on her behalf.

 

1965;  Nat King Cole (45), singer and pianist, died in Santa Monica, California.

 

1851;   Black abolitionists invaded Boston courtroom and rescued a fugitive slave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 6

On This Day In Black History: February 6

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1945; Bob Marley, Jamacian reggae star is born.

 

1993; Tennis player Arthur Ashe dies. Ashe was the first African American to win at Wimbledon.

 

1972; Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of the Rens, is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

 

1870; On this day, Jonathan Jasper Wright was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court.

 

1867; The Peabody Fund for Black education in the South established.

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 2

On This Day In Black History: February 2

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1897; Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram scooper, patent #576,395

 

1862; District of Columbia abolishes slavery

 
1948; President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures.

1839; Inventor Edmond Berger patented the spark plug.

 
1915; Biologist Ernest E. Just receives the Spingarn medal for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization.

 

 

 

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Jan 10

Ten Girly Things Guys Would Do If It Was Socially Acceptable

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Someone online asked guys to name girly stuff they WISH they could do if it was socially acceptable.  Here are ten of the most popular answers they came up with . . .

 

1.  Wear a dress or a skirt when it’s hot out.

 

2.  Wear leggings or tights when it’s cold out.  One guy wore them for a Halloween costume once, and says he wears them under his pants now if it’s cold outside.  Yoga pants and really short shorts were also popular, because they look comfortable.

 

3.  Wear make-up to hide things like pimples and dark circles under your eyes.

 

4.  Wear body spray or cologne that smells fruity, or like flowers.

 

5.  Use the word “cute” more often.  Guys feel like they can’t say it, no matter how cute something is.

 

6.  Wear more jewelry.  Like bracelets and rings with huge gemstones.

 

7.  Order fruity drinks at the bar without being judged for it.

 

8.  Use things like facemasks to keep your skin looking good.  Apparently just the FEAR of your friends finding out keeps guys from doing it.

 

9.  Knitting or quilting was surprisingly popular.  It’s another thing guys want to do, but think their friends will make fun of them.

 

10.  Carry a purse, so you don’t have to keep everything in your pockets.

 

 

(Reddit)

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