The Purple Heart is born, a comic legend dies, a man on a wire goes for a stroll a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of Manhattan, and U.S. embassies in Africa are targeted in a terrorist attack, all on this day.
1968: James Brown records the song "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" at Vox Studios in Los Angeles. The funk song would go on to become one of the most popular Black Power songs of the 1960s.
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