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- 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 !
- Today in Afro History ! Mayor Thomas Bradley elected as the first Afro American Mayor of Los Angeles in 1973 !
- Today in Afro History ! Floyd Patterson knocks out Ingemar Johansson in 6th round of heavy weight title fight in 1961 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jackie Robinson breaks baseball’s color barrier in 1945 ! Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman in 1974.
- Today in Afro History ! Jazz Trumpeter, Clifford Brown passes away in 1956.
- Today in Afro History ! Jackie Joyner-Kersee breaks record in the heptathlon with 7161 points in 1986 !
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 ! was last modified: February 28th, 2020 by Marc Alexander