This Day In Black History

  Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1. 1997 – First 24-Hour Black Movie Channel BET Holdings and Encore Media Corp. launch BET Movie/Starz the first 24 hour Black Movie channel. 2. 1997 – Black Facts Online Goes Live! Black Facts Online, the premiere spot for […]

Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1990 – Andey Rooney suspended for racist comments Andy Rooney, a CBS “60 Minutes” commentator, received a 90-day suspension from work because of racist remarks about African Americans attributed to him by Chris Bull, a New York-based reporter for […]

Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1. 1974 – Grenada achieves independence from Great Britain Grenada achieves independence from Great Britain 2. 1967 – Chris Rock Born Comedian, author, recording artist, actor, and talk show host Chris Rock was born in South Carolina. He will become […]

Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts 1. 1993 – Arthur Ashe dies Tennis player Arthur Ashe dies. Ashe was the first African American to win at Wimbledon. 2. 1972 – Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of the Rens Robert Lewis Douglas founder and coach of […]

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1968 – National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (the Kerner Commission) said white racism was the fundamental cause of the riots in American cities. The commission said America was “moving toward two societies, […]

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1984 – Michael Jackson, entertainer wins 8 Grammys Musician and entertainer Michael Jackson wins eight Grammy Awards. His album, “Thriller”, broke all sales records to-date, and remains one of the top-grossing albums of all time.

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1902 – Marian Anderson born 2/27/1902: On this day Marian Anderson, who will become a world-renowned opera singer and the first African American soloist to perform at hte White House , is born in Philadelphia, PA.

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1965 – Jimmie Lee Jackson dies Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, died of injuries reportedly inflicted by officers in Marion, Alabama.

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1991 – First African American woman to die in combat in the Persian Gulf War Adrienne Mitchell, first African American woman to die in combat in the Persian Gulf War is killed in her military barracks in Dharan, Saudi […]

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1991 – First African American woman to die in combat in the Persian Gulf War Adrienne Mitchell, first African American woman to die in combat in the Persian Gulf War is killed in her military barracks in Dharan, Saudi […]

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1864 – First Black Woman to receive an M.D. 2/24/1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. […]

Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1995 – Melvin Franklin dies Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of complications following a brain seizure in Los Angeles. He was 53.