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#OTD Slaves in the state of Texas learned of their freedom, over two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Actor Tom Wright narrates.
#OTD Dr. Samuel Nabrit was appointed to the United States Atomic Energy Commission making him the first African American to hold that position.
#OTD Security guard Frank Wills foiled a burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters that led to the uncovering of the Watergate Scandal and eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon.
#OTD Politician Kenneth Gibson was elected as the 36th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey and the first African American to hold that position.
#OTD Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper became the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
#OTD Pitcher Don Newcombe, the first African American pitcher to start a World Series game, was born in Madison, New Jersey. Actor Edwin Hodge narrates.
#OTD Langston Golf Course opened in Washington, DC as a nine-hole public course. Actress Da'Vine Joy Randolph narrates.
#OTD Actress Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Academy Award, was born in Wichita, Kansas. Recording artist Deborah Cox narrates.
#OTD Boxer Larry Holmes defeated Ken Norton to become the WBC world heavyweight champion
#OTD Hall of fame baseball pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige, who had a 40-year career between the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball, passed away at the age of 75.
#OTD Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, TN.
#OTD Activist Angela Davis was acquitted of three capital felonies in connection with an armed takeover of a courtroom in Marin County, CA.
#OTD Recording artist and producer Curtis Mayfield was born in Chicago, IL.
#OTD The 99th Pursuit Squadron, the first black flying squadron, flew its first combat mission.
#OTD Activist Sojourner Truth began devoting her life to women's rights and the abolition of slavery
#OTD Anthony Burns, an escaped slave whose capture under the Fugitive Slave Act led to protests in Boston, was born in Stafford County, VA
#OTD Willie Mays tallied his first career hit in Major League Baseball, a home run, three days after his debut with the New York Giants
#OTD Doris Miller was awarded a Navy Cross for his heroic actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the first African American to receive that honor.
#OTD Tennis player Althea Gibson became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title with her victory at the French Championships
#OTD Entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was born in Richmond, Virginia
#OTD Anthony Burns, an escaped slave from Virginia, was arrested by U.S.Marshals under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
#OTD The United States Navy expanded the roles for African American enlistees permitting them to serve in non-servant roles
#OTD Blanche Kelso Bruce was appointed Register of the United States Treasury
#OTD President Richard Nixon rejected recommendations presented to him by the newly named Congressional Black Caucus.
#OTD Hall of fame baseball player James "Cool Papa" Bell was born in Starkville, MS
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