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This Day in History

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The Most Memorable Presidential Addresses Throughout History

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Sixty-seven years ago, on Oct. 5, 1947, Americans gathered around their small black-and-white television sets to watch a revolution in presidential co...

WATCH: The Fight That Made Muhammad Ali A Champion

Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Fifty years ago today, on February 25th, 1964, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Although ...

Video Of The Real-Life Descendants Of '12 Years A Slave' Subject Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

On this day in 1853, Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, regained his freedom. His phenomenal story of stre...

The Most Important Day In American History?

Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

On Dec. 18, 1865, slavery ended in the United States. Secretary of State William Seward issued a statement verifying the ratification of the 13th A...

The Black Newspaper That Helped Change American History

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

On this day in 1847, freed slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass started a newspaper called The North Star. Douglass launched the paper follo...

90 Years Ago, This Man Invented Something You Can't Do Without

Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

On November 20, 1923 Garrett Morgan received a patent for the invention of the traffic light signal. He essentially invented the first versions of...

The Boycott That Changed The South Forever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

On November 13th 1957, segregation on buses in Alabama was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. After the arrest of Rosa Parks in Decemb...

Nat Turner Died On This Day In 1831

Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices

On November 11th, 1831 Nat Turner leader of the slave revolt was hanged after leading a violent slave rebellion in Virginia. He led the uprising o...

This HBCU's Med School Started With One White Student And One Black Teacher

Posted 11.09.2013 | Black Voices

On November 9th, 1868, Howard University opened their medical school with eight students and five faculty members. Among the eight students, seven...

1989: David Dinkins Makes History

Posted 11.07.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1989, David Dinkins was elected, making him the first black mayor of New York City. Dinkins lost his bid for reelection to Rudy Giu...

This Day In History: The UN Condemns Apartheid

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

On Nov. 6, 1962, the United Nations formally condemned Apartheid in South Africa. Adopted 51 years ago today, UN General Assembly Resolution 1761 impl...

1968: Shirley Chisholm Becomes The First Black Congresswoman

Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices

On this day in history, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. On November 5th 1968, she was elected to represent New ...

1945: Jackie Robinson Breaks The Color Barrier In Baseball

Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1945, Jackie Robinson signed his contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, officially breaking the color barrier in the world of major league...

On This Day In History...

Posted 10.11.2013 | Black Voices

In 1954, the New York Metropolitan Opera hired Marian Anderson making her the first black singer that the famed opera house signed on. Anderson would ...

46 Years Ago: Thurgood Marshall Sworn In Becoming First African American Supreme Court Justice

Posted 10.02.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn into the United States Supreme Court, making him the first African American to hold one of the presti...

15 Moments That Will Make You Happy About Monday

Posted 09.24.2013 | OWN

By Pamela Masin Everyone dreads it, which is why we're here to remind you of the remarkable, life-changing, totally awesome things that happened on...

LOOK: 30 Years Ago Today, Vanessa Williams Crowned First Black Miss America

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

On September 17th 1983, Vanessa Williams broke color barriers and made history becoming the first black Miss America. Although she wasn't the firs...

This Day In History: First Black Woman In Space

Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

On September 12th, 1992, Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel into space. Jemison along with six other astronauts were ...

50 Years Ago Today, Black Students Desegregate Alabama's Schools

Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

On September 10th, in 1963, twenty black students entered previously all white public schools in Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee Alabama. This day...

Richard Nixon Announced His Resignation From The Presidency On This Day 39 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1974, President Richard Nixon announced he would be the first American president in history to resign. Nixon, embroiled in the Water...

On This Day In 2000, George W. Bush Decided Dick Cheney Would Make A Good VP

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

On this day in 2000, Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush announced former Wyoming congressman and Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney would ...

On This Day In 1940, FDR Went Where No President Has Gone Before

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made history when he was nominated for an unprecedented third term in office. Roosevelt would ...

Today In History: Muhammad Ali Refuses To Be Inducted Into The Army

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Black Voices

-- Today is Sunday, April 28, the 118th day of 2013. There are 247 days left in the year. ...

'West Side Story': When You're A Jet, You're A Jet All The Way!

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of West Side Story, which debuted at the Winter Garden Theater in New York in 1957. A “Rom...

Making Each Day Special and Eventually Profiting From It

Kate Kelly | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business
Kate Kelly

Internet entrepreneur Evan Britton has built a profitable company, Resource Webs, by acquiring educational and niche sites built by people who were pa...