January 2019 (1429)
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 1
Imani (Faith)
New Year's Day
Independence Day Haiti
(1/364)
 2
1984 - Wilson Good inaugurated 1st Black Mayor Philadelphia
(2/363)
 3
1984 - Jesse Jackson secures release of Robert Goodman
(3/362)
 4
1920 - 1st National Negro Baseball League started
(4/361)
 5
1943 - George Washington Carver dies
(5/360)
 6
1831 - London Anti-Slavery Convention opens
(6/359)
 7
1955 - Marian Anderson debuts at Metropolitan
(7/358)
 8
1922 - Charles Young dies, 1st Black Army Colonel
(8/357)
 9
1866 - Fisk University founded in Nashville, Tennessee
(9/356)
 10
1844 - George Washington Carver born
(10/355)
 11
1940 - Benjamin O. Davis became 1st Black Army General
(11/354)
 12
1970 - The Nigerian Civil War ended
(12/353)
 13
1966 - Robert Weaver became head of Housing & Urban Development
(13/352)
 14
1971 - Lt. Col. Etienne Eyadema became 1st President of Togo
(14/351)
 15
1929 - Martin Luther King, Jr. born
(15/350)
 16
1974 - singer, composer Leon Bukasa of Zaire died
(16/349)
 17
1942 - Professional Boxer Muhammad Ali born in Louisville, Kentucky
(17/348)
 18
1856 - Chicago Surgeon Daniel Hale Williams born
(18/347)
 19
1918 - Publisher John H. Johnson born
(19/346)
 20
1788 - 1st Black Pastor Andrew Bryan ordained
(20/345)
 21
1824 - Ashanti Leader Osei Bonsu defeated at Assamaka
(21/344)
 22
1904 - Willa Brown-Chappel born Glasgow, Kentucky
(22/343)
 23
1976 - singer, actor, athlete and lawyer Paul Robeson died
(23/342)
 24
1885 - Martin Robison Delany died
(24/341)
 25
1851 - Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women Rights Convention
(25/340)
 26
1944 - Angela Davis born Birmingham, Alabama
(26/339)
 27
1780 - Juan Alvarez born in Guerrero, Mexico
(27/338)
 28
1787 - Free Africa Society organized in Philadelphia
(28/337)
 29
1837 - Father of Russian Literature Alexander Pushkin born
(29/336)
 30
1965 - Satchel Paige named all time out-standing player
(30/335)
 31
1865 - 13th Amendment passed
(31/334)
February 2019 (1430)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
1902 - Writer/Poet Langston Hughes born
(32/333)
 2
1956 - 1st Black Student at University of Alabama, Autherine Lucy
(33/332)
 3
1810 - Antonio Ruiz died for his country, Argentina
(34/331)
 4
1822 - Free U. S. Blacks settled in Liberia
(35/330)
 5
1956 - L. R. Lautier 1st Black National Press Club Member
(36/329)
 6
1945 - Robert Nesta Marley born in Rhoden Hall, Jamaica
(37/328)
 7
Independence Day in Grenada
(38/327)
 8
1965 - Joseph B. Danquah died
(39/326)
 9
1964 - Arthur Ashe, Jr. became 1st black on U. S. Davis Cup Team
(40/325)
 10
1989 - Ron H. Brown elected Chairman Democratic National Committee
(41/324)
 11
1990 - Nelson Mandela released from Prison after 27 years
(42/323)
 12
1861 - Jockey Issac Murphy born Pleasant Green Hill, Kentucky
(43/322)
 13
1923 - 1st Black Professional Basketball Team "The Renaissance" formed
(44/321)
 14
1817 - Frederick Douglass born Tuckahoe, Maryland
(45/320)
 15
1965 - Singer Nat King Cole died
(46/319)
 16
1874 - Frederick Douglass elected President Freedman's Bank
(47/318)
 17
1902 - Marian Anderson born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(48/317)
 18
National Independence Day in The Gambia
(49/316)
 19
1919 - 1st Pan-African Congress held in Paris
(50/315)
 20
1895 - Frederick Douglass died in Washington, DC
(51/314)
 21
1965 - Malcolm X killed in New York (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz)
(52/313)
 22
1950 - Julius "Dr. J." Erving born
(53/312)
 23
1868 - W. E. B. Dubois born
(54/311)
 24
1966 - Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana ousted
(55/310)
 25
1870 - Hiram Revels became 1st Black U. S. Senator
(56/309)
 26
1930 - "Green Pastures" opened in New York City
(57/308)
 27
1988 - Debi Thomas won 1st Olympic Skating Medal by Black
(58/307)
 28
(59/306)
March 2019 (1431)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
1967 - Adam Clayton Powell excluded from 90th Congress
(60/305)
 2
1867 - Howard University established in Washington, D. C.
(61/304)
 3
1836 - U. S. Congressman Jefferson Long born
(62/303)
 4
1932 - Zensi Miriam Makeba born Prospect Township
(63/302)
 5
1770 - Crispus Attucks killed in the Boston Massacre
(64/301)
 6
Independence Day Ghana
(65/300)
 7
1539 - Morocco Estevanico or Esteban discovered Arizona & New Mexico
(66/299)
 8
1945 - Phyllis Mae Dailey became 1st Black Navy Nurse
(67/298)
 9
1964 - Miriam Makeba speaks to U. N. on Apartheid
(68/297)
 10
1913 - Harriet Tubman died
(69/296)
 11
1959 - "A Raisin in the Sun" opened on Broadway
(70/295)
 12
1932 - Andrew Young born in New Orleans, Louisiana
(71/294)
 13
Anniversary of the Revolution in Grenada
(72/293)
 14
1889 - Menelik became ruler of Abyssinia, Ethiopia
(73/292)
 15
1st President of Liberia Joseph J. Roberts born
(74/291)
 16
1827 - 1st U. S. Black paper founded, "Freedom's Journal"
(75/290)
 17
1919 - Nat "King" Cole born
(76/289)
 18
1806 - Norbert Rillieux born in New Orleans, Louisiana
(77/288)
 19
1872 - T. J. Boyd awarded patent for apparatus to detach Horses from carriages
(78/287)
 20
1883 - Jan E. Matzeliger awarded patent for shoelacing machine
(79/286)
 21
1960 - 72 killed in Sharpville, South Africa
(80/285)
 22
1492 - Alonzo Pietro set sail with Columbus
(81/284)
 23
1873 - Slavery abolished in Puerto Rico
(82/283)
 24
1865 - Black Troops mustered into Confederate Service
(83/282)
 25
1843 - Dodson starts search for North West Passage
(84/281)
 26
1872 - Thomas J. Martin - Fire Extinguisher Patent
(85/280)
 27
1501 - Black Seaman, Soldiers & Explorers brought to America
(86/279)
 28
1870 - 1st Black State Supreme Court Justice, South Carolina
(87/278)
 29
1859 - Barthelemy Boganda died
(88/277)
 30
1963 - Edward J. Dwight Jr. became 1st Black Astronaut Candidate
(89/276)
 31
1968 - Republic of New Africa founded in Detroit, Michigan
(90/275)
April 2019 (1432)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
1930 - 1st female Monarch of Ethiopia Zawditu died
(91/274)
 2
1984 - John Thompson, 1st Black to win NCAA Basketball Tournament
(92/273)
 3
1950 - Dr. Carter G. Woodson died Washington, D. C.
(93/272)
 4
1968 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated
(94/271)
 5
1856 - Booker T. Washington born Hale's Ford, Virginia
(95/270)
 6
1909 - Matthew Henson leads a party of 6 to North Pole
(96/269)
 7
1915 - Billie Holiday born in Baltimore, Maryland
(97/268)
 8
1974 - Henry Aaron broke Babe Ruth's homerun Record
(98/267)
 9
1898 - Paul Bustill Robeson born in Princeton, New Jersey
(99/266)
 10
1938 - Nana Annor Adjaye died in West Nzima, Ghana
(100/265)
 11
1947 - Jackie Robinson signs 1st Black Major League contract
(101/264)
 12
1898 - Sir Grantley H. Adams born
(102/263)
 13
1804 - William Henry Lane "Juba" perfects the tap dance
(103/262)
 14
1915 - James Hutton Brew died
(104/261)
 15
1959 - "African Freedom Day" is declared
(105/260)
 16
1862 - Slavery abolished in District of Columbia
(106/259)
 17
1758 - Francis Williams published poem book in Latin
(107/258)
 18
Independence Day in Zimbabwe
(108/257)
 19
1775 - Black & White Minutemen at Lexington & Concord
(109/256)
 20
1866 - Fisk University opens
(110/255)
 21
1966 - Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie visits Jamaica
(111/254)
 22
1922 - Jazz Musician Charles Mingus born
(112/253)
 23
1971 - President of Liberia William V. S. Tubman died
(113/252)
 24
1884 - National Medical Association of Black Physicians formed
(114/251)
 25
1918 - "First Lady of Song" Ella Fitzgerald born
(115/250)
 26
1966 - Milton Olive, III receives Medal of Honor posthumously
(116/249)
 27
1883 - Hubert Harrison born in St. Croix, Virgin Islands
(117/248)
 28
1967 - Muhammad Ali stripped of Title
(118/247)
 29
1899 - Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington born in Washington, D. C.
(119/246)
 30
1828 - The Great Zulu King Shaka killed
(120/245)
May 2019 (1433)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
1867 - Howard University chartered by Congress
(121/244)
 2
1844 - Elijah McCoy born in Ontario, Canada (57 U. S. patents)
(122/243)
 3
1897 - J. W. Smith patented the lawn sprinkler
(123/242)
 4
1893 - Bill Pickett earned the title of "Inventor of Bulldogging"
(124/241)
 5
1857 - Dred Scott decision: "Slaves can't sue in Court"
(125/240)
 6
1988 - Eugene A. Marino, 1st Black Roman Catholic Archbishop
(126/239)
 7
1878 - J. R. Winters received patent for the Fire Escape Ladder
(127/238)
 8
1958 - 1st Black graduate Little Rock's Central High, Ernest Green
(128/237)
 9
1862 - General David "Black Dave" Hunter enlists Blacks
(129/236)
 10
1837 - Lt. Governor of Louisiana Pinckney B. S. Pinchback born
(130/235)
 11
1895 - Black Composer William Grant Still born
(131/234)
 12
1967 - H. Rap Brown replaced S. Carmichael as Chairman of the SNCC
(132/233)
 13
1914 - Boxer Joe Louis born
(133/232)
 14
1897 - Jazz Clarinetist Sidney Bechet born
(134/231)
 15
1957 - Andre Marie Mbida became the Premier of Cameroon
(135/230)
 16
1979 - Civil Rights & Labor Leader A. P. Randolph died
(136/229)
 17
1875 - Oscar Lewis won 1st Kentucky Derby on Aristides
(137/228)
 18
1955 - Mary McLeod Bethune died in Daytona Beach, Florida
(138/227)
 19
1925 - Malcolm Little (X) born in Omaha, Nebraska
(139/226)
 20
1958 - Robert N. C. Nix elected to U. S. Congress
(140/225)
 21
1965 - Dr. M. L. King's 1st Selma - Montgomery March
(141/224)
 22
1899 - Percy L. Julian isolated Soya Protein/Aerofoam
(142/223)
 23
1832 - Samuel Sharpe hung, Jamaican National Hero
(143/222)
 24
1966 - Leontyne Price opened Metropolitan Season
(144/221)
 25
1963 - African Liberation Day
(145/220)
 26
1799 - Alexander S. Pushkin born, Russia's Greatest Poet
(146/219)
 27
1742 - Dorie Miller awarded Navy Cross
(147/218)
 28
1851 - Sojourner Truth attended Women's Rights Convention
(148/217)
 29
1965 - First Black graduate University of Alabama, Vivian Malone
(149/216)
 30
1909 - First meeting National Negro Committee (now NAACP)
(150/215)
 31
1899 - G. Cook patented automatic fishing device
(151/214)
June 2019 (1434)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
1875 - First Black Catholic Bishop James A. Healey ordained
(152/213)
 2
1948 - Herb Mckenley set a world record for the 400 Meter
(153/212)
 3
1904 - "Father of Blood Plasma" Dr. Charles Drew born; 2016 Muhammad Ali dies
(154/211)
 4
1972 - Angela Davis acquitted of murder and other charges
(155/210)
 5
1988 - Clarence M. Pendelton died
(156/209)
 6
1930 - Dillard University chartered in New Orleans
(157/208)
 7
1943 - author, poet Nikki Giovanni born
(158/207)
 8
1982 - Leroy "Satchel" Paige died
(159/206)
 9
1904 - 1st Black Bank in Tennessee begun by J. C. Napier
(160/205)
 10
1940 - Marcus Mosiah Garvey died in London, England
(161/204)
 11
1920 - Pianist/Singer Hazel Dorothy Scott born
(162/203)
 12
1964 - Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment
(163/202)
 13
1980 - political leader of Guyana Walter Rodney killed
(164/201)
 14
1970 - Chris Dickerson became 1st Black Mr. America
(165/200)
 15
1877 - Henry O. Flipper became 1st Black graduate of West Point
(166/199)
 16
1976 - Soweto student riots in South Africa
(167/198)
 17
1989 - Sandra Farmer-Patrick and David Patrick win 400 meter hurdles
(168/197)
 18
1953 - Egypt became a Republic
(169/196)
 19
1962 - Bill Russell named "Player of the Year"
(170/195)
 20
1914 - W. C. Handy wrote "The St. Louis Blues"
(171/194)
 21
1966 - First Black Major League Umpire Emmett Ashford
(172/193)
 22
1910 - Katherine Dunham born in Chicago, Illinois
(173/192)
 23
1975 - John Joseph Akar died in Kingston, Jamaica
(174/191)
 24
1877 - Bishop Josiah M. Kibira, leader of the Luther World Federation
(175/190)
 25
1908 - editor & author Beatrice Murphy born
(176/189)
 26
Independence Day Madagascar & Somalia
(177/188)
 27
1858 - First Play by Black published by William Brown
(178/187)
 28
1911 - First Black New York Policeman, Samuel J. Battle
(179/186)
 29
1886 - Photographer James Vanderzee born - Lenox, Maine
(180/185)
 30
Independence Day Republic of Zaire
(181/184)
July 2019 (1435)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
Independence Day Burundi & Rwanda
(182/183)
 2
1925 - Patrice Lumumba born, 1st Prime Minister of Zaire
(183/182)
 3
1914 - 500 Blacks sail to West Africa with Chief Alfred Sam
(184/181)
 4
Independence Day U. S. A.
(185/180)
 5
1809 - Abyssinian Baptist Church organized
(186/179)
 6
Independence Day Republic of Malawi
(187/178)
 7
1915 - writer Margaret Abigail Walker born
(188/177)
 8
1965 - Roy Wilkins became Executive Director of NAACP
(189/176)
 9
1893 - open heart surgery performed by Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
(190/175)
 10
Independence Day Commonwealth of Bahamas
(191/174)
 11
1905 - Niagara Movement organized, forerunner of the NAACP
(192/173)
 12
1937 - William "Bill" Cosby born
(193/172)
 13
1787 - slavery outlawed in Northwest Territory of Congo
(194/171)
 14
1951 - George Washington Carver National Monument dedicated
(195/170)
 15
1929 - Francis Bebey born in Douala, Cameroon
(196/169)
 16
1862 - Ida B. Wells born
(197/168)
 17
1967 - Jazz Saxophonist John Coltrane died
(198/167)
 18
1905 - Granville Woods received Patent for railway brakes
(199/166)
 19
1925 - Josephine Baker makes Paris debut
(200/165)
 20
1957 - Althea Gibson won Women's Single at Wimbledon
(201/164)
 21
1967 - Albert J. Luthuli received Nobel Peace Prize
(202/163)
 22
1899 - King Sobhuza II of Kingdom of Swaziland born
(203/162)
 23
1892 - Emperor Haile Selassie born in Ethiopia
(204/161)
 24
1807 - Ira Aldridge born in New York City
(205/160)
 25
1778 - First Black Baptist Church organized in U. S. A.
(206/159)
 26
Independence Day Republic of Liberia
(207/158)
 27
1962 - Martin Luther King, Jr. jailed again
(208/157)
 28
1866 - Black regiments became part of U. S. Army
(209/156)
 29
1824 - Alexandre Dumas born, author of Three Musketeers
(210/155)
 30
1945 - Adam Clayton Powell elected Congressman
(211/154)
 31
1921 - National Urban League Executive Whitney M. Young born
(212/153)
August 2019 (1436)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
Independence Day Jamaica
(213/152)
 2
1847 - William A. Leidesdorff launched 1st steamboat in San Francisco
(214/151)
 3
Independence Day Republic of Niger
(215/150)
 4
1936 - John Woodruff won Olympic Gold Medal for 800 Meter
(216/149)
 5
1984 - Evelyn Ashford & Edwin Moses won Olympic Gold
(217/148)
 6
1977 - Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante died
(218/147)
 7
1932 - Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia born
(219/146)
 8
1865 - Matthew A. Henson born in Charles City, Maryland
(220/145)
 9
1984 - Daley Thompson won 2nd Olympic Decathlon
(221/144)
 10
1989 - General Colin Powell nominated Chairman of Joint Chiefs
(222/143)
 11
1921 - Author Alex Haley born in Washington D. C.
(223/142)
 12
1890 - Madame Lillian Evanti born in Washington D. C.
(224/141)
 13
1983 - Daley Thompson won Decathlon World Championship
(225/140)
 14
1883 - Ernest E. Just born, prominent biologist
(226/139)
 15
1950 - Ezzard Charles defeated Freddy Beshone
(227/138)
 16
1972 - Phillip A. Potter became General Secretary World Council Churches
(228/137)
 17
Independence Day the Republic of Gabon
(229/136)
 18
1977 - Steven Biko arrested in South Africa
(230/135)
 19
1989 - Bishop Desmond Tutu defied Apartheid Laws
(231/134)
 20
1565 - Black artisans help Menendez build St. Augustine
(232/133)
 21
1904 - William "Count" Basie born
(233/132)
 22
1978 - President of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta died
(234/131)
 23
1892 - inventor O. E. Brown received patent for horseshoe
(235/130)
 24
1950 - Edith Sampson named 1st Black Alternate Delegate of U. N.
(236/129)
 25
1925 - A. Phillip Randolph organizes Sleeping Car Porters
(237/128)
 26
1943 - William L. Dawson elected Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate
(238/127)
 27
1963 - W. E. B. DuBois died
(239/126)
 28
1963 - march on Washington for jobs and freedom
(240/125)
 29
1920 - Charlie "Bird" Parker born in Kansas City, Kansas
(241/124)
 30
1901 - Roy Wilkins born St. Louis, Missouri
(242/123)
 31
Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago
(243/122)
September 2019 (1437)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
1993 - beginnings of BWC
(244/121)
 2
1966 - Frank Robinson named M. V. P. of American League
(245/120)
 3
1970 - First Congress of African People in Atlanta, Georgia
(246/119)
 4
1908 - Richard Wright born in Natchez, Mississippi
(247/118)
 5
1960 - Leopold Sedar Senghor elected President of Senegal
(248/117)
 6
Independence Day the Kingdom of Swaziland
(249/116)
 7
1954 - School Integration began in Washington and Baltimore
(250/115)
 8
1965 - actress Dorothy Dandridge died
(251/114)
 9
1915 - Associate Study of Negro Life & History found
(252/113)
 10
1961 - Jomo Kenyatta returns to Kenya
(253/112)
 11
1721 - African Warrior Angelo Soliman born
(254/111)
 12
1787 - First Black Masonic Lodge organized
(255/110)
 13
1663 - First serious Slave Conspiracy began in Virginia
(256/109)
 14
1921 - Constance Baker Motley born
(257/108)
 15
1943 - Paul Robeson's 296th performance of "Othello"
(258/107)
 16
Independence Day Papua, New Guinea; 1925 - B. B. King's Birthday
(259/106)
 17
1983 - Vanessa Williams became 1st Black Miss America
(260/105)
 18
1980 - First Black in Space, Cuban Arnoldo Tamayo
(261/104)
 19
1881 - Booker T. Washington opened Tuskegee Institute
(262/103)
 20
1891 - Lamine Gueye born in Medine, Mali
(263/102)
 21
1814 - Black Troops cited for Bravery in Battle of New Orleans
(264/101)
 22
Independence Day Republic of Mali
(265/100)
 23
1863 - Mary Church Terrell born
(266/99)
 24
1894 - Edwin Franklin Frazier born in Washington, D. C.
(267/98)
 25
1911 - Dr. Eric Williams born
(268/97)
 26
1962 - Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson
(269/96)
 27
1934 - actor Greg Morris born
(270/95)
 28
1785 - Abolitionist David Walker born
(271/94)
 29
1931 - Dr. Lenora Moragne born in Evanston, Illinois
(272/93)
 30
Independence Day Republic of Botswana
(273/92)
October 2019 (1438)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
Independence Day Nigeria
(274/91)
 2
1958 - Republic of Guinea gained Independence
(275/90)
 3
1935 - Italy invades Ethiopia, leading to World War II
(276/89)
 4
Independence Day Kingdom of Lesotho
(277/88)
 5
1872 - Booker T. Washington entered Hampton Institute
(278/87)
 6
1981 - President of Egypt Anwar Sadat assassinated
(279/86)
 7
1897 - Elijah Muhammed born Sandersville, Georgia
(280/85)
 8
1941 - Jesse L. Jackson born in Greenville, South Carolina
(281/84)
 9
Independence Day Republic of Uganda
(282/83)
 10
1899 - J. W. Butts received Patent for luggage carrier
(283/82)
 11
1865 - Paul Bogle leads march against Morant Bay Courthouse
(284/81)
 12
Independence Day Equatorial Guinea
(285/80)
 13
1831 - slave Jo Anderson helped invent grain reaper
(286/79)
 14
1964 - Martin Luther King, Jr. receives Nobel Peace Prize
(287/78)
 15
1969 - Abdi Rashid Ali Shermake assassinated
(288/77)
 16
1859 - John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry and Arsenal
(289/76)
 17
1806 - Jean Jacques Dessalines assassinated
(290/75)
 18
1968 - Olympics Black Power salute (Tommie Smith & John Carlos)
(291/74)
 19
1983 - Prime Minister of Grenada Maurice Bishop assassinated
(292/73)
 20
1989 - Judge Alcee L. Hastings impeached by United States Senate
(293/72)
 21
1865 - George William Gordon unfairly arrested and sentenced
(294/71)
 22
1952 - Frank E. Peterson, Jr. commissioned as Marine Aviation Officer
(295/70)
 23
1886 - Wiley Jones operated 1st Streetcar in Pine Bluff, Arizona
(296/69)
 24
1964 - Kenneth David Kaunda became President of Zambia
(297/68)
 25
Independence Day Republic of Zambia
(298/67)
 26
1911 - Mahalia Jackson born in New Orleans, Louisiana
(299/66)
 27
1919 - Edward W. Brooke born
(300/65)
 28
1873-1889 Patrick Healy, President of Georgetown University
(301/64)
 29
1949 - Alonzo Moron named First Black President of Hampton Institute
(302/63)
 30
1954 - Black Units in Armed Forces dissolved
(303/62)
 31
1900 - actress & singer Ethel Waters born
(304/61)
November 2019 (1439)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
1866 - First Civil Rights Act passed
(305/60)
 2
1989 - Andre Ware, 1st Black Quarterback to win Heisman
(306/59)
 3
1974 - Harold Ford elected U. S. Congressman from Tennessee
(307/58)
 4
1953 - First Black Manhattan Borough President, Hulan Jack
(308/57)
 5
1926 - Negro History Week initiated by Carter G. Woodson
(309/56)
 6
1983 - Sergeant Farley Simon wins Marine Corps Marathon
(310/55)
 7
1989 - Douglas Wilder became Governor West Virginia
(311/54)
 8
1878 - Bicycle Racer Marshall Walter Taylor born
(312/53)
 9
1731 - Benjamin Banneker born Ellicott City, Maryland
(313/52)
 10
1951 - Hosea Lee Richardson became First Black Jockey in Florida
(314/51)
 11
1989 - Civil Rights Memorial dedicated Montgomery, Alabama
(315/50)
 12
1941 - National Negro Opera founded by Lillian Evanti
(316/49)
 13
1839 - Liberty Party organized, first anti-slavery party
(317/48)
 14
1915 - Booker T. Washington died
(318/47)
 15
218 BC - Hannibal crossed Alps with elephants
(319/46)
 16
1873 - "Father of the Blues" W. C. Handy born
(320/45)
 17
1980 - WHMM-TV, 1st Black Public Broadcasting TV Station
(321/44)
 18
1797 - Sojourner Truth born
(322/43)
 19
1878 - actor Charles S. Gilpin born
(323/42)
 20
1923 - Garrett A. Morgan received patent for traffic light
(324/41)
 21
1893 - Granville T. Woods patented "rail way conduit"
(325/40)
 22
1930 - Nation of Islam founded in Detroit by Elijah Muhammed
(326/39)
 23
1897 - J. L. Love received patent for Pencil Sharpener
(327/38)
 24
1957 - Jim Brown set record for yards gained
(328/37)
 25
Independence Day Republic of Suriname
(329/36)
 26
1883 - Sojourner Truth died in Battle Creek, Michigan
(330/35)
 27
1942 - rock musician Jimi Hendrix born
(331/34)
 28
Independence Day Islamic Republic of Mauritania
(332/33)
 29
1905 - Black Newspaper "The Chicago Defender" began
(333/32)
 30
Independence Day Barbados
(334/31)
December 2019 (1440)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 1
1955 - Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus
(335/30)
 2
1859 - Abolitionist John Brown executed for insurrection
(336/29)
 3
1847 - anti-slavery paper "North Star" started
(337/28)
 4
1909 - New York Newspaper "Amsterdam News" founded
(338/27)
 5
1870 - author Alexander Dumas died
1784 - Poet Phyllis Wheatley died
(339/26)
 6
1961 - Dr. Franz O. Fanon died in Bethesda, Maryland
(340/25)
 7
Independence Day Republic of Ivory Coast
(341/24)
 8
1925 - Sammy Davis, Jr. born in New York City
(342/23)
 9
Independence Day Republic of Tanzania
(343/22)
 10
1967 - Otis Redding killed in a plane crash
(344/21)
 11
1872 - P. B. S. Pinchback elected acting Governor of Louisiana
(345/20)
 12
1870 - Joseph Hayne Rainey, First African-American Representative
(346/19)
 13
1957 - Daniel A. Chapman became Ghana's Ambassador for U. S.
(347/18)
 14
1908-1915 Jack Johnson reigned as World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
(348/17)
 15
1911 - William A. Hinton born, Developer of the Hinton Test
(349/16)
 16
1976 - Andrew Young appointed Ambassador to U. N.
(350/15)
 17
1973 - Julian Bond promoted Health Care legislation
(351/14)
 18
1865 - Ratification of the 13th Amendment
(352/13)
 19
1875 - "Father of Black History" Carter G. Woodson born
(353/12)
 20
1852 - Moshweshwe defeats the Boers in Africa
(354/11)
 21
1961 - Leontyne Price debuts at the Metropolitan Opera
(355/10)
 22
1898 - Dr. Chancellor Williams born in South Carolina
(356/9)
 23
1867 - First Black Millionairess C. J. Walker born
(357/8)
 24
Christmas Eve
1853 - Octavia Victoria Rogers born
(358/7)
 25
Christmas Day
1971 - Jesse L. Jackson founded PUSH
(359/6)
 26
Kwanzaa begins
Umoja (Unity)
(360/5)
 27
Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
(361/4)
 28
Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility)
(362/3)
 29
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
(363/2)
 30
Nia (Purpose)
(364/1)
 31
Kuumba (Creativity)
(365/0)

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