Sunday, March 27

On this Day in Black History

1512 - Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida
1784 - Elleanor Eldridge born
1861 - Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on streetcars
1866 - Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill, which later became the 14th amendment.
1872 - Cleveland Luca, founder of the Luca Family Quartet and composer of the Liberian National Anthem, died
1900 - Effa Manley, Queen of the Negro Leagues, born
1905 - Leroy Carr born
1909 - Ben Webster born
1909 - Wallace F. Nelson born
1915 - Robert Lockwood, Jr. born
1924 - Sarah Vaughn born
1934 - Arthur Mitchell, first African-American principal artist in the New York City Ballet Company and the founder of the Dance Theater of Harlem, born
1962 - Augusta Savage died
1963 - Quentin Tarantino born
1967 - Fats Domino played his first ever UK date
1969 - "Black Academy of Arts and Letters" (BAAL) founded
1970 - Pasemaster Mase (Vincent Mason) of De La Soul born
1970 - Mariah Carey born
1973 - Jerry Garcia was arrested after being busted for speeding, Police found cocaine and LSD in his car
1984 - Ahmed Sekou Toure died
1993 - Clifford Jordan died
1994 - Magic Johnson became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. He coached the final 16 games of the 1993-4 season.
1997 - Pamela Gordon, Bermuda's first woman prime minister, was sworn into office.
2000 - African American Film Makers Association (AAFA) founded {The AAFA website has been hijacked - 3/30/05)
Post a Comment
Loading...