March 18th in Black History
1822: The Phoenix Society, a literary & educational group, was founded by New York City blacks.
1877: Frederick Douglass appointed marshal of District of Columbia.
1938: Charley Pride was born
1947: Wilson Pickett was born
1959: Irene Cara was born
1963: Vanessa Williams was born
1970: Queen Latifah was born.
1982: Teddy Pendergrass was in a auto accident and severed spinal cord.
1991: The 76ers retired Wilt Chamberlain’s #13 jersey.
1992: Donna Summer honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993: Eddie Murphy & Nicole Mitchell wed.
1995: Michael Jordan announced he was ending his NBA retirement.
1997: Notorious BIG was cremated in New Jersey.
2011: Former Oilers fan favorite Drew Hill passed away.