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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 movies.