When Former New York Giants/San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bill White was named president of the National League. He became the first African American to head a major sports league. White served as president of the National League from 1989 to 1994.
In his playing career White was a 7 time Gold Glove Award winner, 5 time All-Star, and was a vital piece to the Cardinals winning the World Series in 1964.
If you went anywhere by the way of a vehicle today you can thank Edmond Berger, you see he invented the spark plug back 1839. Spark plugs are used in internal combustion engines and carries electrodes to form a spark for igniting the fuel. So thank you Berger for helping get my fat ass around a lot easy.
Speaking of being a fat ass, if your a fan of ice cream, write a thank you letter to A.L. Cralle who in 1897 created the ice cream scoop making it easier to pack on the pounds.
In the tradition of Black History Month the first day honors goes to the 44th President of the United States and 2009 Noble Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama.
Usually our Black History fun fact edition is done over the airwaves however this year we bring it to you online. So be sure to check back everyday to get your fun facts from a white guy on Black History Month.
One final note is the word, Bro, will be stricken from the English dictionary for the next 28 days.