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...

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,...

Julius Erving Born Feb22

Julius Erving Born

1950 – Julius Erving Born...

Jim Brown Born Feb17

Jim Brown Born

1936 – James Nathaniel Brown’s Birthday James Nathaniel Brown, 63, Pro Football Hall of Fame Fullback, Born February 17, 1936 in St. Simons Island, GA 1942 – Huey Newton Born An illiterate high-school graduate, Newton taught himself how to read before attending Merritt College in Oakland and the San Francisco School of Law, where he met Seale. In Oakland in 1966 they formed the Bla…  1963 – Michael Jeffrey Jordon’s Birthday Michael Jeffrey Jordon, 36, Basketball player, former minor league baseball player, Born New York, New York, February 17, 1963 Opera singer Marian Anderson born Opera singer Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anderson was entered in the New York Philharmonic Competition at age 17 by her music teacher, and placed first over 299 other singers. Awarded a Rosenwald Fellowship in 1930, Anderson went to Europe for a year of study. She returned briefly to the...

Joe Frazier Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb16

Joe Frazier Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion...

1970 – Joe Frazier Joe Frazier becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. 1957 – Actor Levar Burton born Actor Levar Burton was born in Landsthul, Germany. Burton won fame for his acting in the television movie “roots,” which was based on the novel by Alex Haley. He became known once more in the 1980s and 1990s for his recurring role in the “Star Trek: Next Generation” series and movies. 1923 – Bessie Smith’s First Recording On this day Bessie Smith makes her first recording, “Down Hearted Blues,” which sells 800,000 copies for Columbia Records.   1951 – New York City Council passes bill prohibiting racial...

New York Renaissance Formed Feb13

New York Renaissance Formed...

 “The Harlem Renaissance formed.” The first Black professional basketball team “The Renaissance” organized. 1920 – Andrew “Rube” Foster organizes the Negro National League, the first Black professional baseball league. The league included the St. Louis Giants, the Chicago American Giants, the Chicago Giants, the Cuban Stars, the Detroit Stars, the Dayton Marcos, the Kansas City Monarchs and the Indianapolis ABC’s and Foster was named the first League President. 1970 – Joseph Searles admitted NYSEX The New York Stock Exchange admits its first Black member, Joseph...

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