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Events In African American History For October 28


1. In 1862,  First Kansas Colored Volunteers drove off  force of rebels at Island Mound, Missouri. This was the first engagement for Black troops.

2. In 1914, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporated.

3. In 1981, Edward M. McIntrye elected first Black mayor of Augusta, Georgia.

4. In 2009, President Obama Signs National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010

 

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For October 28


1. Thelma Hopkins, Actress, Singer,  A member of the 1970s’ pop group Tony Orlando and Dawn, she later starred in several television sitcoms, including Bosom Buddies, Gimme a Break!, Family Matters, Getting By and Half & Half.

2. Sheryl Underwood, Comedien, Actor,  first gained notoriety as the first female finalist in the Miller Lite Comedy Search in 1989.    She won the BET “Funniest Female Comedian on Comic View” award in 1994 and the BET Comedy Awards’ Platinum Mic Viewers Choice Award in 2005.  Following her stand up success, Underwood took a number of minor acting roles including Bad Mouth Bessie in the 1998 film I Got the Hook Up, and Catfish Rita in the 2005 film Beauty Shop.  She is one of the host on daytime talk show The Talk

Underwood was the host of BET’s Comic View and executive producer and host of the limited run comedy/variety series Holla(September 2002- January 2003)

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For October 27



1. Ruby Dee,  actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best known for co-starring in the film A Raisin in the Sun (1961) and the film American Gangster (2007) for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

 

Events In African American History For October 27


1. In 1891, P. B. Downing received Patent for Mail Box

2. In 1896,  W. Purdy Received Patent for Device for sharpening edged tools

3. In 1931, R. B. Spikes Received Patent for Method & apparatus for obtaining average samples & temperature of tank liquids

4. In 1954,  Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Became General in the U.S. Air Force.

5. In 1960, President John F. Kennedy intervenes to get Martin Luther King, Jr., released from the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville where he had been imprisoned because of his civil rights activities.

6. In 1981, Former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young is elected mayor of Atlanta, becoming the city’s second black mayor.

Events In African American History For October 26


1. In 1749,  The British parliament legalizes slavery in the American colony that would become known as Georgia.  Even though U.S. independence from Britian was in 1776, slavery continued until 1863, which was the results of a civil war in which rebels were putting their life on the line and willing to die to preserve slavery.

2. In 1872, Inventor Thomas J. Martin patents the fire extinguisher.

3. In 1868, B. F. Randolph, a prominent black politician in South Carolina after the Civil War, is assassinated.

4. In 1897,  C. V. Richey received Patent for Railroad switch

5. In 1994, Beverly Harvard was appointed Atlanta’s chief of police on this day, The First Black Woman to run an major Police Dept.

6. In 2005,  Ken Williams, general manager of Chicago White Sox when they won World Series in a four games sweep against houston astros (last win 1917).

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For October 25


1. Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, only to land in Atlanta, Georgia where she met music producer, Jazze Pha. With his help, she was signed to LaFace Records, and has gone on to become a successful artist, having sold more than seven million albums worldwide and had numerous top ten hits.

 

Events In African American History For October 25


1. In 1892, 118 Years ago Today, L. F. Brown received Patent for Bridle bit Patent No. 484,994.

2. In 1940, 70 Years ago Today, Benjamin O. Davis Sr became the first Black general in US Army.

3. In 1940, Black newspaper owner’s group, the NNPA (Negro Newspaper Publishers Association), is founded.The group later changed its name to the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

4. In 1958, An estimated 10,000 students led by Jackie Robinson, Harry Belafonte, and labor leader A. Phillip Randolph, participate in a youth march for integrated schools in Washington, D.C.

5. In 1976, A  full pardon is granted to Clarence “Willie” Norris, the last known survivor of the nine “Scottsboro Boys.” The group of black men had been framed in a 1931 conviction for allegedly raping two white women.

6. In 1990, Evander Holyfield knocks out James “Buster” Douglas in the third round to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

7. In 1992, 18 Years ago Today, Cito Gaston, as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, became the first Black Manager to lead a Major League Baseball team to win a world series title, defeating the Atlanta Braves.

8. in 1994  Susan Smith (a white woman) set off a nationwide man hunt when she claimed that a Black Man had car jacked her and kidnapped her two young children.  It was later revealed that she had murdered her two boys by buckling them in her car and driving them into a lake.

9. In 1997, 13 Years ago Today, The Million Woman March in Philadelphia at the Museum Of Art included Winnie Mandela and Maxine Waters as Keynote Speakers.

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