Historic Events by Name

  • Fri, 1750-10-30

    The birth of Salem Poor around 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black patriot during the Revolutionary War.

    Poor was a free...

  • Tue, 1888-10-30

    On this date we celebrate the birth of Tim Moore, an African American actor and entertainer, in 1888.

    Harry Roscoe "Tim" Moore was the son...

  • Wed, 1918-10-30

    This date marks the birth of Frank M. Johnson, a White American lawyer and Federal judge, in 1918.

    Born and raised in Winston Country, AL...

  • Mon, 1922-10-30

    *Marie Van Brittan Brown was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American nurse and inventor.

    Born Marie Van Brittan in...

  • Fri, 1925-10-30

    On this date in 1925, Gus Savage, an African American politician, was born.

    Born in Detroit, Savage attended public schools in Chicago and...

  • Thu, 1930-10-30

    On this date Clifford Brown, an African American jazz trumpeter, was born in 1930.

    Born in Wilmington, DE, Brown attended Delaware State...

  • Wed, 1935-10-30

    *Mahmoud El-Kati was born on this date in 1935. He is an African American educator, activist, lecturer, writer, and commentator on the African...

  • Wed, 1991-10-30

    On this date in 1991, BET Holdings, Inc. was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

    BET Holdings, the parent company of Black...