1975 - Arthur Ashe wins Wimbledon on this date.
Arthur Ashe makes history by becoming the first African American male to win the men's…
1971 - Cellular Phone Invented
Henry Sampson, an African American, invented the cellular phone.
1906 - Baseball great Satchel Paige born on this date.
Baseball legend Satchel Paige was born in Mobile, Alabama.
2001 - Venus Williams wins her second straight Wimbledon
Venus Williams wins her second straight Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship. Venus is the first woman…
1868 - Francis L. Cardozo
Francis L. Cardozo installed as secretary of the state of South Carolina and became the…
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- 1Wednesday1976 - Kenneth Gibson becomes Mayor of Newark
- 2Thursday1925 - Activist Medgar Evers born
- 3Friday1941 - Cab Calloway and his Orchestra recorded the standard, St. James Infirmary.
- 4Saturday2002 - General B.O. Davis. Jr. dies
- 5Sunday1975 - Arthur Ashe wins Wimbledon on this date.
- 6Monday1971 - Cellular Phone Invented
- 7Tuesday1906 - Baseball great Satchel Paige born on this date.
- 8Wednesday2001 - Venus Williams wins her second straight Wimbledon
- 9Thursday1868 - Francis L. Cardozo
- 10Friday1910 - First Black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson successfully defended his heavy
- 11Saturday1915 - Mifflin Wistar Gibbs, dies.
- 12Sunday1949 - F.M. Jones patents a/c unit
- 13Monday1972 - Shirley Chisholm
- 14Tuesday1951 - George Washington Carver National Monument presented in Joplin MO, 1951
- 15Wednesday1822 - Philadelphia opens its Public schools for Blacks.
- 16Thursday1822 - Violette A. Johnson was born on this date.
- 17Friday1959 - Death of singer Billie Holiday
- 18Saturday1899 - L.C. Bailey granted patent # 620,286
- 19Sunday1941 - First U.S. Army flying school for Black cadets dedicated
- 20Monday1967 - Black Power Conference
- 21Tuesday2001 - Bluesman John Lee Hooker dies
- 22Wednesday1963 - Floyd Patterson is defeated by Sony Liston and loses his world heavyweight title
- 23Thursday1962 - Jackie Robinson inducted into Hall of Fame
- 24Friday1914 - Kenneth Bancroft Clark was born on this day.
- 25Saturday1972 - The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, admitted to by US government
- 26Sunday1926 - Spingarn Medal: Carter G. Woodson
- 27Monday1880 - Inventor, AP Abourne was awarded patent for refining coconut oil.
- 28Tuesday1868 - The 14th Amendment, making Blacks citizens was passed.
- 29Wednesday1918 - Congress asked to make lynching a federal crime
- 30Thursday1822 - James Varick
- 31Friday1960 - Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam