2012 Donald Payne, a Democrat, was the 1st African American elected to Congress from the State of New Jersey.
1964 The boxing G.O.A.T. Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to “Muhammad Ali”, calling his former name a “slave name”
1857 The Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court denied Blacks U.S. citizenship and denied the power of Congress to restrict slavery in any federal territory. Scott was an enslaved African American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom, his wife and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857, “Dred Scott case”. Scott claimed that his family should be granted their freedom because they had lived in Illinois and the Wisconsin Territory for four years, where slavery was illegal. Supreme Court decided 7–2 against Scott, finding that neither he nor any other person of African ancestry could claim citizenship in the United States, and therefore Scott could not bring suit in federal court under diversity of citizenship rules.
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1775 1st African American Mason in north America initiated, Boston
1810 Illinois passed 1st state vaccination legislation in US
1857 Dred Scott Decision: US Supreme Court rules Africans cannot be US citizens
1901 Virginia State University is founded.
1921 Police issue an official order requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee (Sunbury, Pennsylvania)
1923 Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms
1933 Anton Cermak, (Mayor of Chicago, 1931-1933), 23 days after being shot in Miami dies at age 59
1964 Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to “Muhammad Ali”, calling his former title a “slave name”
1967 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
1978 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Georgia
1980 Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 1st time
1985 Mike Tyson 1st pro fight KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round
2012 Donald Payne, a Democrat, 1st African American elected to Congress from the State of New Jersey.
2016 Nancy Reagan -Anne Frances Robbins, US 1st Lady (1981-89), dies at 94
2017 President Donald Trump signs his 2nd executive order barring travelers from 6 mostly-Muslim countries for 90 days but leaves out Iraq
2018 Nashville mayor Megan Barry resigns a month after admitting to an extramarital affair with her bodyguard
2018 Forbes names Amazon founder Jeff Bezos the world’s richest person for the 1st time at $112 billion, Bill Gates no. 2