Historic Events by Name

  • Mon, 1801-03-02

    *Abraham Schadd was born on this date in 1801. He was a Black Abolitionist, Businessman, and Community Organizer He was one of Delaware's most...

  • Fri, 1888-03-02

    *The Savings Bank of the Grand Fountain United Order of the True Reformers (GFUOTR) was chartered by the Virginia legislature on this date in...

  • Thu, 1899-03-02

    *The birth of Clifford Durr in 1899 is marked on this date. He was a White American lawyer.

    Durr was born into a prominent patrician...

  • Sat, 1901-03-02

    *George Suttles was born on this date in 1901. He was an African American baseball player in the Negro Leagues.

    From Brockton, Louisiana...

  • Sun, 1919-03-02

    *On this date in 1919, the Associated Negro Press (ANP), the first national news services for African Americans, was established.

    The ANP...

  • Wed, 1932-03-02

    *Frank E. Petersen, Jr. was born on this date in 1932. He is an African American Marine Corps pilot and officer (retired) and is a lecturer and...

  • Wed, 1955-03-02

    *On this date in 1955, 15-year-old Black teenager Claudette Colvin was arrested for refusing to move out of her seat for a white woman on a...

  • Sat, 1957-03-02

    *Mark Dean was born this date in 1957. He is an African American computer scientist.

    From Jefferson City, Tennessee, Dean's grandfather...

  • Fri, 1962-03-02

    *On this date in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set a National Basketball Association (NBA) scoring record of 100 points. In the game, the Philadelphia...

  • Wed, 2005-03-02

    *On This date in 2005, Jackie Robinson was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal. This happened more than half a century after he...