Monday, March 7

On This Day in Black History

322 BCE - Aristotle died
1796 - James Barbadoes born
1850 - U.S. Senator Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a method of preserving the Union.
1870 - Gov. William W. Holden of North Carolina denounced Klan violence and issued a proclaimation declaring Almanance County in a state of insurrection.
1888 - Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau born
1908 - Oseola McCarty born
1917 - Lee Young (Nat King Cole Trio) born
1917 - Janet Collins born
1919 - Juanita Stout born
1927 - Supreme Court decision (Nixon v. Herndon) struck down Texas law which barred Blacks from voting in "white primary."
1934 - King Curtis born
1942 - The first five cadets from the Tuskegee Flying School were commissioned.
1945 - Arthur Lee born
1945 - Anthony Bonair born
1950 - Franco Harris born
1952 - Ernie Isley born
1952 - Lynn Swann born
1961 - The black boycott of Atlanta stores ends as the Chamber of Commerce promises that lunch counters will be desegregated.
1965 - "Bloody Sunday": Police beat civil rights demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL
1985 - "We Are the World" single was released to benefit African famine.
1986 - The final episode of "Different Strokes" was aired.
1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titleholder when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV.
1997 - Michael Manley, former Jamaican prime minister, died
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