By CBS Television
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! MLB player, Prince Fielder ! MLB player, Tony Gwynn ! Olympic Gold Medalist, Ralph Boston ! Singer, Tamia !
- Today in Afro History ! Bishop Desmond Tutu defies apartheid laws by walking on a whites only beach in 1989 ! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah breaks world record in the 110m hurdles and becomes the first ever to run it under 13 seconds in 1981 !
- Today in Afro History ! Matthew A. Henson served as navigator to a small group of explorers that were the first to reach the North Pole in 1909 !
- Today in Afro History ! MLB Hall of Famer, Lou Brock has his 700th career stolen base in 1974 !
- Today in Afro History ! Otis Redding records “RESPECT” in 1965 !
- Today in Afro History ! Spelman College founded in 1881 !
Today in Afro History ! Floyd Patterson knocks out Ingemar Johansson in 6th round of heavy weight title fight in 1961 ! was last modified: February 28th, 2018 by Marc Alexander