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...

Cassius Clay Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb25

Cassius Clay Becomes...

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...

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....

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...

Julius Erving Born Feb22

Julius Erving Born

1950 –┬áJulius Erving Born...

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