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Well behaved women never make history

This Day in Our History

Posted by joyinhome on February 25, 2010

Everyday this month, a little-known fact about history made on this date will be featured.

February 25

1999 – White supremacist John King was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the dragging death of James Byrd. He was one of three white men accused of chaining Byrd to a pickup and dragging him along a Texas road until he was decapitated.

1975 – Death of Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, in Chicago. He was succeeded by his son, Wallace D. Muhammad.

1971 – President Nixon met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and appointed a White House panel to study a list of recommendations made by the group.

1964 – Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion.

1948 – Martin Luther King ordained as a Baptist minister.

Stay tuned for more factoids.

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