TODAY IN BLACK HISTORY: October 4

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The first black daily newspaper, The New Orleans Tribune, was founded (1864).

National Black Convention met in Syracuse, New York (1864).

Congress passes a bill authorizing the creation of 500,000 Black Revolutionary War Patriots commemorative coins (1996)

Elgin Baylor retires from Los Angeles LakersBill and Camille Cosby make a $20 million gift to Spelman College (1988).

The Martin L. King, Jr. Federal Building is dedicated in Atlanta, Georgia (1988). It is the first federal building in the nation to bear the name of the slain civil rights leader.

Rayford Logan, educator, historian, author, dies (1982).

Elgin Baylor announces his retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers (1971).

Howard N. Lee and Charles Evers are elected the first African-American mayors of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Fayette, Miss. (1969).

J.B. Blayton purchased WERD in Atlanta, GA. The first Black owned radio station in that city (1949).

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