February 16, 2019              Celebrate Black History Everyday!    

February 16

Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in New York City to become the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion on this date in 1970.

Wilt Chamberlain, basketball legend, became the first NBA player to score 30,000 points on this date in 1972. Chamberlain accomplished this feat in only 941 games.

Luis Alvarez, a Miami, FL, police officer, was indicted for the shooting death of a young black man, Nevell Johnson, Jr., on this date in 1983. Johnson's killing sparked a two-day uprising in Miami's Overtown section.

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