Charles Hamilton Houston dies at the age of 54

On April 22, 1950, Charles Hamilton Houston died in 1950 at the age of 54. Charles Hamilton Houston was an influential lawyer and civil rights activist. Throughout his life, Charles Hamilton Houston used his law and ethical skills to contribute to the civil rights movement. His contributions include architecting the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling in 1954, serving as the dean of Howard University Law School and mentoring Thurgood Marshall. 

Professional basketball player Candace Parker is born

On April 19, 1986, professional basketball player Candace Parker was born. Candace Parker is a two-time WNBA champion and two-time WNBA MVP. Her accomplishments include being the first woman to appear on the cover of NBA 2K and the first woman to win a slam dunk contest.