April 5: This Day in Black History
FEATURED: Colin Powell
1856: Booker T. Washington was born (Died: 1915)
1928: Jazz Hoofer Will Gaines was born.
1934: Jazz Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine was born (Died: 2000)
1937: Colin Powell was born.
1967: 76er Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record of 41 rebounds.
1968: James Brown made a national television appeal for calm in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1968: Bobby Hutton (17) one of the original Black Panthers was gunned down by police.
1970: Blues musician Kid Thomas passed away.
1973: Pharrell Williams was born.
1975: Minnie Riperton went to No. 1 with ‘Loving You.’
1984: Marvin Gaye was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.
1984: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used his patented 12-foot skyhook in the 4th quarter to become NBA’s all-time scoring leader.