- Today in Afro History ! Hattie McDaniel, the first Afro American to win an Academy Award passes away in 1952. Benjamin Bannecker, scientist/surveyor passes away in 1806.
- Today in Afro History ! Barry White’s hit ” You’re The First, The Last, My Everything ” makes No. 1 on UK music charts in 1974 !
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- 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 ! The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar changes it’s name to The United Republic of Tanzania in 1964 ! Muhammad Ali wins first pro fight in 1960 !
- Today in Afro History ! Singer, Michael Jackson wins 8 grammy awards for “Thriller” in 1984 !
Today in Afro History ! Activist, Ken Saro-wiwa is executed by the Nigerian Government in 1995. was last modified: October 31st, 2017 by Marc Alexander