April 7th in Black History
FEATURED: Billie Holiday (Photo: AP)
1867: Johnson C. Smith University was founded.
1915: Billie Holiday was born (Died: 1959).
1919: The Kansas City Call was founded.
1938: Jazz trumpter Freddie Hubbard was born (Died: 2008).
1940: Booker T. Washington honored as 1st black featured on a U.S. postage stamp.
1947: Patricia Bennett (Chiffons) was born.
1954: NFL player Tony Dorsett was born.
1956: Prosecutor Christopher Darden was born (OJ Simpson Murder trial).
1960: Heavyweight boxing champ Buster Douglas was born.
1968: #1 song was ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ by Aretha Franklin
1965: Comedian & actor Bill Bellamy was born.
1975: Former NFL players Ronde & Tiki Barber born.
1975: Aisha Wonder was born.
1980: Wrestler, lawyer David Otunga was born (Jennifer Hudson’s fiance).
1985: Herschel Walker broke the single-game rushing mark in the USFL by gaining 233 yards.
1994: Singer Percy Sledge pleaded guilty to tax evasion.