On October 30, 1922, Marie Van Brittan Brown was born in 1922.
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LeBron James makes his NBA debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers
On October 29, 2003, LeBron James made his NBA debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Biochemist Marie Maynard Daly dies in 2003
On October 28, 2003, Biochemist Marie Maynard Daly died in 2003 at the age of 82.
Philip Downing patents a “street letter box”
On October 27, 1891 Philip Downing patented a “street letter box” which later became known as a mailbox.
Whitney Houston earns her first #1 hit
On October 26, 1985, Whitney Houston earned her first #1 hit with “Saving All My Love For You.”
Benjamin O. Davis Sr. becomes the first black general in the Army
On October 25, 1940, Benjamin O. Davis Sr. became the first black general in the Army.
Huston-Tillotson University is founded
On October 24, 1952, Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College merged to form Huston-Tillotson University.
Charlie Brackins becomes the first HBCU graduate to play quarterback in the NFL
On October 23, 1955, Charles “Charlie” Brackins became the first HBCU graduate to play quarterback in the NFL.
Bobby Seale is born
On October 22, 1936, Robert “Bobby” Seale was born in Texas.
Ronald E. McNair is born
On October 21, 1950, Astronaut and physicist Ronald E. McNair was born in South Carolina.