Daniel ‘Chappie’ James, Jr.
1978: Daniel ‘Chappie’ James, Jr. passed away on this day. He was the first Black officer in the history of the United States military to attain the rank of Four-Star Full General. (Photo: AP)
Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.