On this date February 26th:
-1985 (28 years ago): On this day at the Grammy Awards ceremony, African-American musicians won awards in several categories. Lionel Richie's "Can't Slow Down" won best album of 1984, Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It?" took the best record slot and earned her the title Best Female Pop Vocalist, and The Pointer Sisters won best Pop Group for their song "Jump (For My Love)."
-1966 (47 years ago): Andrew Brimmer becomes the first African-American governor of the Federal Reserve Board when he is appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on this day.
-1965 (48 years ago): Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, died of injuries reportedly inflicted by officers in Marion, Alabama on this day.
-1946 (67 years ago): A Race riot happened in Columbia, Tennessee on this day. Two people were killed and ten were wounded.
-1933 (80 years ago): Godfrey Cambridge (1933-1976), actor and comedian born in New York City, NY on this day.
-1928 (85 years ago): Singer Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino, Jr. is born in New Orleans, LA on this day.
-1926 (87 years ago): Carter G. Woddson started Negro History Week on this day; this week would later become Black History Month.
-1884 (129 years ago): Congressman James E. O'Hara of North Carolina was born on this day. O'Hara was first elected March 4, 1833, he served two terms, the second ending March 3, 1887.
-1877 (136 years ago): At a conference in the Wormley Hotel in Washington, DC, representatives of Rutherford B. Hayes and representatives of the South negotiated agreement which paved the way for the election of Hayes as president and the withdrawal of federal troops from the South on this day.
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