Joe Frazier Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Feb16

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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 discrimination