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 10

On This Day In Black History: February 10

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1992; Alex Haley, American biographer, scriptwriter, author who became famous with the publication of the novel ROOTS, dies.

 

1927; 1946 Georgia-born Jackie Robinson — major league baseball’s first black player — married Rachel Isum.

 

1940; Singer Roberta Flack was born

 

1868; Conservatives, aided by military forces, seized convention hall and established effective control over Reconstruction process in Florida. Republican conservatives drafted new constitution which concentrated political power in hands of governor and limited the impact of the Black vote.

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Feb 9

On This Day In Black History: February 9

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1952;  Author Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man wins the National Book Award

1995; Bernard Harris, African-American astronaut, takes space walk.
1971; Baseball Hall of Fame inducts Leroy “Satchel” Paige.
1944;  Novelist Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia.
1906; Death of poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar (33), Dayton, Ohio.

 

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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 3

On This Day In Black History: February 3

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1948; Laura Wheeler Waring, portrait painter and illustrator dies.

 

1920; The Negro Baseball League founded.

 

1964; School officials reported that 464,000 Black and Puerto Rican students boycotted New York City public schools. More than 267,000 were absent during second boycott, March 16.

 

1989; Tennis professional Lori McNeil defeated Chris Evert in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

 

1989; Former Saint Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White is named president of the National League. He is the first African American to head a major sports league.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Feb 24

On This Day In Black History: February 24th

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  • 1868; House of Representatives voted, 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson.
  • 1864; Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. She worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts.
  • 1940; Former world heavyweight boxing champion Jimmy Ellis was born James Albert Ellis in Louisville, Kentucky. Ellis won the World Boxing Association title after beating Jerry Quarry in April 1968.
     
  • 1966; Elected leader and first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, ousted in military coup while he is away on a peace mission to Vietnam.
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Feb 22

On This Day In Black History: February 22nd

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  • 1950; Julius Winfield( “Dr.J”) Erving, 49, former basketball player, born Roosevelt, NY, Feb 22, 1950
  • 1898; Black postmaster lynched and his wife and three daughters shot and maimed for life in Lake City, S.C.
     
  • 1888; In West Chester, Pennsylvania, African American painter Horace Pippin was born. Pippin is considered one of the major American painters of his period. One of his more significant works, “John Brown Going to His Hanging,” is owned by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
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