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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, Virginia.