1968 - Bob Beamon breaks World long jump record on this date.
World long jump was beat by Bob Beamon, record at 29 ft, 2.5 in at…
1960 - Martin Luther King Jr arrested in Atlanta.
Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in and ordered to serve four months in…
1942 - Sixty leading Southern Blacks issue "Durham Manifesto" on this date.
Sixty leading Southern Blacks issued "Durham Manifesto" calling for fundamental changes in race relations after…
1986 - George Alcorn patents fabrication of spectrometer
Patent # 4,618,380 George E. Alcorn (Reston, VA) patents method of fabricating an imaging X-ray…
1936 - Bobby Seale, Black Panther Co-Founder, born on this date.
Birthday of Bobby Seale in Dallas, TX, co-founder and former chairman of the Black Panther…
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- 1Friday1966 - Black Panther party founded in Oakland, California.
- 2Saturday1967 - Thurgood Marshall is sworn in, and becomes the first Black Supreme Court.
- 3Sunday1995 - Ex-football star O.J. Simpson is cleared of murder on this date.
- 4Monday1971 - Elgin Baylor announces his retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers.
- 5Tuesday1932 - Congresswoman, Yvonne Burke, born on this date.
- 6Wednesday1917 - Activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, born on this date.
- 7Thursday1993 - Writer, Toni Morrison, awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on this date.
- 8Friday1969 - Police officers and Blacks exchanged sniper fire
- 9Saturday1991 - Latasha Harlins killed on this date.
- 10Sunday1946 - Singer, Ben Vereen, born on this date.
- 11Monday1991 - Redd Foxx dies on this date
- 12Tuesday1999 - Basketball legend, Wilt Chamberlain, died at the age 63 on this date
- 13Wednesday1924 - Comedian Nipsey Russell born on this date.
- 14Thursday1964 - Martin Luther King Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize on this date.
- 15Friday1991 - Judge Clarence Thomas is confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court.
- 16Saturday1995 - Million Man March
- 17Sunday1928 - Author Lerone Bennett, Jr. was born on this day.
- 18Monday1968 - Bob Beamon breaks World long jump record on this date.
- 19Tuesday1960 - Martin Luther King Jr arrested in Atlanta.
- 20Wednesday1942 - Sixty leading Southern Blacks issue "Durham Manifesto" on this date.
- 21Thursday1986 - George Alcorn patents fabrication of spectrometer
- 22Friday1936 - Bobby Seale, Black Panther Co-Founder, born on this date.
- 23Saturday1947 - NAACP petition on racism presented to United Nations.
- 24Sunday1972 - Death of Jack Roosevelt ("Jackie") Robinson on this date.
- 25Monday1990 - Evander Holyfield knocks out James "Buster" Douglas in the third round.
- 26Tuesday1911 - Gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, born on this date.
- 27Wednesday1924 - Ruby Dee (Born Ruby Ann Wallace) was born on this day.
- 28Thursday1981 - Edward M. McIntrye elected Mayor of Augusta Georgia
- 29Friday1974 - Muhammad Ali regains world heavyweight boxing title.
- 30Saturday1991 - BET Holdings, Inc. initial public offering on the NYSE on this date.
- 31Sunday1899 - W.F. Burr patents railway switch