1971 - The Congressional Black Caucus was organized.
1975 - The Labelle single "Lady Marmalade" broke into Billboard's Top 100 and rose to number one 12 weeks later. Labelle was the group started by Patti Labelle.
1985 - Congressman William H. Gray became the first African-American to head the House Budget Committee.
2003 - The first NFL playoff game, headed by two black coaches, was played. They were Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts and Herman Edwards of the New York Jets.
2005 - The Honorable Barack Obama was sworn in as a United States Senator.
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