Black History Month Facts of the Day: February 21st
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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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 Malcolm X and Barbara Jordan.

– On this day in 1917, jazz great Thelonious Monk was born

– On this day in 1936, the first black women elected to the house of Representatives Barbara Jordan was born.

– On this day in 1940, legendary singer Nina Simone was born

– On this day in 1961, Otis Boykin patented the electrical resistor. The device was used in all guided missiles and IBM computers

– On this day in 1965, activist Malcolm X was assassinated at the age of 39 in New York City.

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