Today in Black History August 9th

1987…Beatrice Foods was acquired by Reginald Lewis.  This was the largest business acquisition ever by and African American.

1936 …Jesse Owens wins four gold medals in Berlin at the Olympics

1905…Robert N.C. Nix is the first African American Representative from Pennsylvania and 11 term congressman

1963…Whitney Houston was born in East Orange, New Jersey

1961…James B. Parsons became the first black appointed to Federal District court in the United States.

1975….Death of Julian “Cannonball” Adderly (46) saxophonist and bandleader in Gary, IN

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