Fats Domino Born

1928 – Singer “Fats” Domino born Singer “Fats” Domino born. 1964 – Cassius Clay Becomes Muhammad Ali On this day, the Kentucky boxer known to all as Cassius Clay, changed his name to Muhammad Ali as he accepted Islam and rejected Christianity. “I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and in peace…I’m not a Christian anymore.” 1933 – Actor/Comedian Godfrey Cambridge born Godfrey Cambridge, actor and comedian born in New York. 1966 – Andrew Brimmer Andrew Brimmer becomes the first African American governor of the Federal Reserve Board when he is appointed by President Lyndon B....

Cassius Clay Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb25

Cassius Clay Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion...

1964 – Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. 1870 – Hirman R. Revels Hirman R. Revels of Mississippi sworn in as first Black U.S. senator and first Black representative in Congress. 1975 – Death of Elijah Muhammad Death of Elijah Muhammad (77), leader of the Nation of Islam, in Chicago. He was succeeded by his son, Wallace D. Muhammad. 1978 – Death of Daniel (“Chappie”) James Jr Death of Daniel (“Chappie”) James Jr. (58), retired Air Force general and the first Black promoted to four-star rank, at the Air Force Academy,...

Jimmy Ellis Born Feb24

Jimmy Ellis Born

1940 – Heavy weight boxer Jimmy Ellis born 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. 1864 – First Black Woman to receive an M.D. 2/24/1864: 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. 1868 – House of Representatives voted, 126 to 47, to House of Representatives voted, 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew...

W. E. B. DuBois Born

1868 – Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois On this day Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Mass. 1915 – Death of Robert Smalls Death of Robert Smalls (75), Reconstruction congressman, in Beaufort, South Carolina. 1929 – Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard born Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965, Howard signed a $70,000 contract with the NY Yankees and became the highest paid player in the history of baseball at the time. 1995 – Melvin Franklin dies Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of complications following a brain seizure in Los Angeles. He was...

Julius Erving Born Feb22

Julius Erving Born

1950 –┬áJulius Erving Born...

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