This Day In Our History
Posted by joyinhome on February 9, 2010
Everyday this month, a little-known fact about history made on this date will be featured.
1972 – Robert Lewis Douglas, founder and coach of the NY Renaissance (Rens), is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
1961 – Jail-in movement started in Rock Hill, S.C., when students refused to pay fines and requested jail sentences. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) urged south-wide “Jail, No Bail” campaign.
1870 – Jonathan Jasper Wright was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
1974 – Grenada achieves independence from Great Britain.
1883 – Pianist Eubie Blake is born.
1986 – Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.
1968 – Three students were killed by officers during a demonstration on the campus of South Carolina State in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The students were protesting segregation at an Orangeburg bowling alley.
1995 – African-American astronaut, Bernard Harris, takes a space walk.
1971 – Baseball Hall of Fame inducts Leroy “Satchel” Paige.
1944 – Novelist Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia.
Stay tuned for more history.