Black History Month Facts of the Day: Feb 26th


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 Muhammad Ali and Andrew Brimmer.

– On this day in 1966, Andrew Brimmer became the first black governor of the Federal Reserve Board

– On this day in 1964, boxer Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali

– On this day in 1928, singer Fats Domino was born

– On this day in 1926, Carter G. Woodson started Negro History Week

– On this day in 1869, the right to vote for blacks was sent to states for ratification