This Day in Black History

This Day in Black History highlights historical events and groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans. Each day, BET.com presents a new historical fact and provides context for how these individuals and events influenced change. From the heroes of the Underground Railroad to the civil rights movement to the election of the country's first Black president, look back at how African-Americans have impacted the world.

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This Day in Black History: Nov. 26, 1939

Singer/actress Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee, on Nov. 26, 1939.

This Day in Black History: Nov. 21, 1934

At the age of 17, Ella Fitzgerald makes her singing debut at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York on Nov. 21, 1934.

This Day in Black History: Nov. 20, 1977

Walter Payton sets the NFL single-game rushing record with 275 yards on Nov. 20, 1977.

This Day in Black History: Nov. 19, 1921

Baseball legend Roy Campanella was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 19, 1921.

This Day in Black History: Nov. 18, 1977

Ku Klux Klan member Robert Chambliss convicted for murders of four little Black girls in the 1963 bombings at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

This Day in Black History: Nov. 17, 1911

On Nov. 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.
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