Day In History

July 17, 2015
ida

July 16: This Day in History

July 16, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day, the city of La Paz declared independence from Spain and Ida B. Wells was born.
July 17, 2015
All Negro Comics

July 15: This Day In History

July 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, an 8-year-old Gladys Knight took first prize on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour television show, Napoleon's armies stumbled upon the Rosetta Stone, and The All Negro Comics were first published.
July 17, 2015
bastille

July 14: This Day in History

July 14, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, Parisian revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, launching the French Revolution, and abolitionist William Still passed away.
July 13, 2015
Frida Kahlo

July 13: This Day In History

July 13, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, artist Frida Kahlo passed away, The Northwest Ordinance was signed laying the groundwork for the Westward expansion of the United States, and the New York Draft Riots broke out.
July 10, 2015
wilson

July 10: This Day in History

July 10, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Wilson Pickett released "In the Midnight Hour," the Scopes Monkey Trial began, and London scientists traced human roots back to Africa.
July 10, 2015
June Jordan

July 9: This Day In History

July 9, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, poet and essayist June Jordan was born in Harlem, the founder of the Congress of Racial Equality James Farmer passed away, and the Springhill Massacre occurred in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
July 10, 2015
Louis Jordan

July 8: This Day In History

July 8, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, songwriter and bandleader Louis Jordan was born, hundreds of white men attacked Hamburg, South Carolina, and mathematician Dr. David Henry Blackwell passed away.
July 10, 2015
margaret walker

July 7: This Day in History

July 7, 2015 -Segment 1 - On this day in history, poet and writer Margaret Walker was born and Toussaint L’Ouverture presented the new constitution declaring Haitian independence.
July 9, 2015
ak47_3a

July 6: This Day in History

July 6, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, the Great Railway Strike of 1877 was started in Baltimore and the first AK-47 came off an assembly line in 1947.
July 9, 2015
morsi

July 3: This Day in History

July 3, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history,Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by a military coup d’etat after four days of protest calling for his resignation and Mississippi John Hurt was born.
July 7, 2015
Medgar Evers

July 2: This Day In History

July 2, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, Medgar Evers was born in Mississippi, Independence Day is celebrated in Bahia, Brazil, and free black man Denmark Vessey was executed in Charleston.
July 5, 2015
Robert Cole

July 1: This Day In History

July 1, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, the composer, playwright and stage producer Robert Allen Cole was born, slavery ended in the Suriname and Netherland Antilles, and one million railroad workers began a month-long strike.