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: Oct. 24, 1996

Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct. 24, 1996.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 23, 1940

Legendary soccer star Pelé was born in Três Corações, Brazil.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 22, 1936

Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale was born in Dallas.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 21, 1917

Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, on Oct. 21, 1917.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 16, 1995

The Million Man March took place in Washington, D.C.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 15, 1966

The Black Panther Party was co-founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California, on Oct. 15, 1966.
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