1836: Texas, under the leadership of Gen. Sam Houston, becomes independent from Mexico, paving the way for Hispanics to surpass African Americans as the largest minority in the U.S. 170 or so years later.
1877: Rutherford B. Hayes is declared President, even though his opponent, Samuel Tilden, won the popular vote the previous November. African-American candidate Rufus Clausell of Monroeville, Ala., finishes a distant third after being lynched when he hinted that he might run.
The kids couldn’t wait to not learn black history
1926: Predominantly white school districts report they completely ignored the newly established Black History Month.
1969: The Concorde airplane flies for the first time, starting a trend that would continue until the line shut down in 2003: no black people are aboard.
2008: The Peoples News becomes the most important and influential website in the history of the Internet when it publishes its first article, Federal Judge: Enough With the Stupid Names, introducing the world to cutie pie Clitoria Jackson.
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