- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- Pilot killed in Hudson River small plane crash
- Today in Afro History ! George Coleman Poage becomes the first Afro American to win a medal in an Olympic Games. He won two bronze medals in the 1904 Olympics !
- Today in Afro History ! Jupiter Hammon, who was a slave in New York, publishes “An Evening Thought” in 1760, which is the first work by an Afro American to be published in the U.S.
- Today in Afro History ! Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal in 1973 !
- Today in Afro History ! Edward W. Brooke becomes the first Afro American Senator in 1966 !
Today in Afro History ! Congressman George “Mickey” Leland dies in plane crash in 1989. was last modified: July 31st, 2017 by Marc Alexander