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|Three massive lightning bolts hit the earth within 15 seconds at the
Voortrekker Monument just outside Pretoria, South Africa.
Black Ivy Panther
|councilman L.O. Payne's all female black
basketball team (1935)
9/2/1972-Munich, Germany- Uganda’s John Akii-Bua (
(December 3, 1949 – June 20, 1997) kisses his gold medal out of sheer
joy during the awards ceremony following his win in the 400-meter
hurdles event. Akii-Bua’s winning time of 47.82 seconds was a new
world record for the event.
Akii-Bua was the first African to win gold in an event under 800 metres.
He was also the first man to break the 48 seconds barrier in the 400
metre hurdles, an event so gruelling its nickname is ‘The Mankiller’.
John Akii-Bua, is recognized as inventing the victory lap. After winning
gold at the 1972 Olympics in the 400m hurdles he was so overwhelmed
with joy that when a spectator handed him a Ugandan flag, he ran around
the track waving the flag, the first ever victory lap - beginning the victor’s
‘lap of honour’ tradition.
|Donny Hathaway, wife Eulaulah, and
daughters Lalah and Kenya
Donnie & Roberta