Feb. 5, 2011 Black History Facts

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W. Johnson, inventor, patented the Egg Beater on this date in 1884. Patent # 292,821.

J. Herman Banning, the first Black aviator to be granted a license by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the first Black pilot to fly across the United STates, died in a plane crash on this date in 1933. Banning was not piloting the plane.

Henry “Hank” Aaron, the baseball legend, was born in Mobile, Al, on this date in 1934. Aaron played for the Milwaukee (Atlanta) Braves over a 20-year span. He hit 755 regular season home runs-more than any other baseball player.

Clifton Reginald Wharton, Sr. became the first Black to head a U.S. embassy in Europe on this date in 1958. Wharton was confirmed as Ambassador to Rumania.

White supremacist, Byron de la Beckwith was finally convicted of the murder of MEdgar Evers on this date in 1994, nearly 31 years after Evers was gunned downed at his Jackson, MS, residence. Evers was a civil rights activist and the first NAAcp field Secretary in Mississippi.

Barack Obama won 13 states on “Super Tuesday” on this date in 2008.

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  • Great article, we are trying to rescue Brazil from all of the black contribution to the four corners of the world since we came into the sacred Africa, black Americans are serving very well as a model we should follow in terms of uniting us because here in Brazil and very different impeding the rescue of identity here was the last place to abolish slavery which hampers the knowledge, we are now to rescue our history tell us why in spite of you are african Americans we have the same history so that in different directions are now spreading the black inventions in our history books with George Washington CARVER
    and other inventors african Brazilians say on behalf of his brother (a) around here that we must continue to seek for equality and unity in all corners of the world where we separated from our mother Africa Shalom brother