Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 Points Mar02

Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100 Points...

1807 – Congress bans the slave trade Congress banned the slave trade, prohibiting “the importation of slaves into the United States or the territories thereof” after January 1, 1808. 1867 – Universities and Colleges established Howard University established. Also founded or chartered in 1867 were Talladege College, Morgan State University, Johnson C. Smith College, and St. Augustine’s College. 1943 – Jazz artist George Benson born George Benson, jazz guitarist, protege and student of guitarist extraordinaire Chet Atkins, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Among Benson’s hits are “Breezin,” “Masquerade,” “The Greatest Love of All,” and “Love X...

Harry Belafonte Born

1927 – Harry Belafonte born Singer/Actor Harry Belafonte is born in New York. 1960 – Pope John elevated Bishop Laurian Rugambwa of Pope John elevated Bishop Laurian Rugambwa of Tanganyika to College of Cardinals, the first Black cardinal in the modern era. 1949 – Joe Louis retired as heavyweight boxing after Joe Louis retired as heavyweight boxing after holding the title for a record eleven years and eight months. 1914 – Writer Ralph Ellison born 1914: Ralph Waldo Ellison, author of ‘The Invisible Man’, is born 1841 – Blanche Kelso Bruce Blanche Kelso Bruce, first Black to serve a full term in the United States Senate was born a slave in Prince Edward County,...

Michael Jackson Wins Eight Grammys...

1984 – Michael Jackson, entertainer wins 8 Grammys 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. 1943 – Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway with Anne Brown Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan in starring...

Hattie McDaniel Wins an Oscar...

Feb. 29th, 1940 – Hattie McDaniel wins Oscar On this day, Hattie McDaniel known for her supporting roles became the first African American to win the Oscar Award for her role as ‘Mammy’in the movie ‘Gone With The Wind’. Not only was she the first African American to receive this award, but the was the only woman to have received it until Whoopi Goldberg received… 1945 – Football player and actor Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith was born in Orange, Texas. Football player and actor Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith was born in Orange, Texas. Smith began his professional football career with the Baltimore Colts. He later played for the Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders before retiring and making a name for himself in...

Marian Anderson Born

1902 – Marian Anderson born 2/27/1902: On this day Marian Anderson, who will become a world-renowned opera singer and the first African American soloist to perform at hte White House , is born in Philadelphia, PA. 1988 – Debi Thomas 1st Black to win winter Olympic medal Figure skater Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal (bronze) at the winter Olympic Games. 1872 – Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard Law School. Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard Law School. She is the first African American lawyer in the...

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