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. 1, 1945

The first issue of Ebony magazine was published on Nov. 1, 1945.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 31, 1950

Earl Lloyd became the first African-American to play in an NBA game on Oct. 31, 1950.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 30, 1945

Jackie Robinson breaks baseball color barrier with Brooklyn Dodgers contract on Oct. 30, 1945.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 29, 1969

The Supreme Court orders immediate school desegregation on Oct. 29, 1969.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 28, 1992

Bill Cosby makes a move to buy the television network NBC on Oct. 28, 1992.

This Day in Black History: Oct. 27, 1922

The actress Ruby Dee was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 27, 1922.
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