Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 17th

Jim Brown and Thelonius Monk are two of the five facts

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On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact that occurred on the same day in a past year in history.

Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Huey P. Newton and Jim Brown.

- On this day in 1902, famed opera singer Marian Anderson was born.

- On this day in 1936, legendary NFL running back Jim Brown was born

- On this day in 1942, the Black Panther Party’s founder, Huey P. Newton, was born

- On this day in 1981, black inventor A.C. Richardson invented the churn

- On this day in 1982, jazz pianist Thelonius Monk was born.

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