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 Barack Obama, Hank Aaron and more.
- In 1900 on this day, U.S. Rep Jefferson Long of Georgia died.
- In 1934 on this day, Henry Louis Hank Aaron was born.
- In 1950 on this day, singer Natalie Cole was born.
- In 1962 on this day, a suit seeking to bar Englewood, N.J., from maintaining “racial segregated” elementary schools was filed in U.S. District Court.
- In 1990 on this day, Barack Obama became the first black man named president of the Harvard Law Review.
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