On October 31 1950, Earl Lloyd became the first African American to play in the NBA.
On October 30, 1922, Marie Van Brittan Brown was born in 1922.
On October 29, 2003, LeBron James made his NBA debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On October 28, 2003, Biochemist Marie Maynard Daly died in 2003 at the age of 82.
On October 27, 1891 Philip Downing patented a “street letter box” which later became known as a mailbox.
On October 26, 1985, Whitney Houston earned her first #1 hit with “Saving All My Love For You.”
On October 25, 1940, Benjamin O. Davis Sr. became the first black general in the Army.
On October 24, 1952, Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College merged to form Huston-Tillotson University.
On October 23, 1955, Charles “Charlie” Brackins became the first HBCU graduate to play quarterback in the NFL.
On October 22, 1936, Robert “Bobby” Seale was born in Texas.