Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Today In Black History



1905*

Robert N.C. Nix, first African American representative from Pennsylvania and 11 term congressman, born


1936*

Jesse Owens wins four gold medals in the Berlin Olympics, 1936



1960*
Race riot, Jacksonville, Fla., after ten days of sit-in demonstrations. Fifty reported injured.

1961*

James B. Parsons became first Black appointed to Federal District Court in continental United States.





1963*

Whitney Houston Actress & Singer born on this day 


1975*

Death of Julian ("Cannonball") Adderly (46), saxophonist and bandleader, in Gary, Indiana.






1987*

Beatrice Foods is acquired by Reginald Lewis. It is the largest business acquisition ever by an African American.


1995*
August 9th declared International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 1995

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