BLACK HISTORY

1889 Claude A Barnett founded Associated Negro Press

1917 Holy Cross Catholic Church, Corpus Christi, Texas 1st church for African American Catholics

1989 Debbye Turner crowned Miss America. 3rd African American to win the crown since the inception of the pageant in 1921.

1990 Keenan Ivory Wayans’s In Living Color wins Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.

EVENTS

1941 Adolf Hitler orders for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavians be killed

1966 Metropolitan Opera House (MET) opens in Lincoln Center, New York with Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in “Antony and Cleopatra” by Samuel Barber

1972 1st TV series about interacial marriage-Bridgit Loves Bernie

1983 Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes US citizen

1984 1st broadcast of “Miami Vice” NBC-TV

1992 FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service

1993 “Frasier” starring Kelsey Grammer debuts on NBC

2000 Sammy Sosa becomes 2nd player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

2012 Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike

 

 

TODAY’S NATIONAL CALENDAR

 

National Play-Doh Day

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

National Step Family Day

National Working Parents Day

Mayflower Day

TODAY YOU SHARE A BIRTHDAY WITH:

FLO-RIDA, MARC ANTHONY, RODNEY “DARKCHILD” JERKINS, BB KING, METRO BOOMIN, KYLA PRATT, DAVID COPPERFIELD, MUSIQ SOULCHILD

MUSIC

1979 The Sugarhill Gang released the song Rapper’s Delight 

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