Wednesday, April 13

On this Day in Black History

1743 - Thomas Jefferson born
1854 - Lucy Laney born
1866 - Black Code - Texas
"All criminal prosecutions against them shall be conducted in the same manner as prosecution for like offenses against the White race, and they shall be subject to like penalties."
1873 - Colfax Massacre (Louisiana) some one hundred black men and three white men were killed
1893 - Nella Larsen born
1905 - Harlem Hospital opened
1906 - Riots in Brownsville, TX
1922 - Julius Nyerere, first president of Tanzania, born
1924 - John Biggers born
1944 - Euphrase Kezilahabi born
1944 - Jack Casady born
1945 - Lowell George born
1946 - Al Green born
1951 - Peabo Bryson born
1954 - Hank Aaron debuted with the Milwaukee Braves
1961 - The U.N. General Assembly condemned South Africa due to apartheid.
1964 - Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to receive an Academy Award (Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field)
1964 - Malcolm X left the U.S. to make the hajj
1965 - "Girl from Ipanema" (Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto) won the Grammy for Record of the Year. Getz/Gilberto (Stan Getz/João Gilberto) won the Grammy for Album of the Year.
1997 - Tiger Woods became the youngest player and first Black to win the US Masters (On April 10, 2005 Tiger won his 4th Masters)
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