This Day in Our History
Posted by joyinhome on February 19, 2010
Everyday this month, a little-known fact about history made on this date will be featured.
1940 – Singer William “Smokey” Robinson was born in Detroit, Michigan. Robinson’s first singing group was the Miracles which he formed in 1955 while still in high school. The group’s first success came in 1960 with the hit, “Shop Around.”
1919 – The Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois, held its first meeting, in Paris. There were fifty-seven delegates: sixteen from the United States and fourteen from Africa. Blaise Diagne of Senegal was elected president and Du Bois was named secretary.
Stay tuned for more factoids.