March 26th in Black History
1872: Thomas J. Martin patented the fire extinguisher.
1910: Wm. H. Lewis was appointed Assistant Attorney General of the US.
1937: Wm. H. Hastie became 1st black federal judge in the Virgin Islands.
1944: Diana Ross was born.
1950: Teddy Pendergrass was born.
1960: Marcus Allen was born.
1962: Sculptor August Savage passed away.
1969: ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’ by Marvin Gaye went to No. 1
1974: George Foreman knocked out Ken Norton in 2 rounds.
1975: Juvenile was born.
1985: Radio Stations in So. Africa banned all Stevie Wonder’s records after he dedicated his Oscar he won the night before to Nelson Mandela.
1987: August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ premiered in NYC.
1988: M. J. started a two week run at No 1 with Man in the Mirror.
1992: Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington.
1995: Eazy-E passed away.