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This Day in Our History

Posted by joyinhome on February 26, 2010

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

February 26

1964 – The Kentucky boxing champion known to all as Cassius Clay, changed his name to Muhammad Ali as he accepted Islam. “I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and in peace…I’m not a Christian anymore.”

1933 – Godfrey Cambridge, actor and comedian is born in New York.

1928 – Singer Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino is born.

1920 – In 1920, Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950) founded “Associated Publishers.”

1884 – Congressman James E. O’Hara of North Carolina is born.

1869 – Fifteenth Amendment guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote sent to the states for ratification.

Stay tuned for more factoids.

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