- Today in Afro History ! Larry Holmes defeats Tim Witherspoon in Heavyweight Championship fight in 1983 !
- Today in Afro History ! George Foreman knocks out Ken Norton in 2nd round of Heavyweight Championship fight in 1974 ! Thomas J. Martin patents the Fire Extinguisher in 1872 !
- Today in Afro History ! Doug Williams becomes the first Afro American quarterback to play in the Superbowl, leading Washington to victory over Denver in 1988 !
- Today in Afro History ! The 1967 Newark riots erupted because of police racial profiling, lack of quality education and jobs. Ended on july 17 after 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
- Today in Afro History ! Jackie Joyner-Kersee breaks record in the heptathlon with 7161 points in 1986 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jazz singer, Joe Williams passes away in 1999.
Today in Afro History ! Comedian/Actor Richard Pryor suffers severe burns to his body in 1980. Larry Holmes defeats Ken Norton for the WBC Title in 1978 ! was last modified: May 31st, 2019 by Marc Alexander