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1867 - Dr. Ida Gray Nelson Rollins, DDS born
1895 - Frederick Douglass died
1898 - James Yancey born
1901 - Frank Duncan born
1902 - Blind Willie Johnson born
1908 - Ruby Elzy born
1911 - Francis Ellen Watkins Harper died
1924 - Sidney Poitier born
1928 - Bettye Miller born
1929 - Wallace Thurman's play "Harlem" opens in New York.
1936 - John Hope died. He was the first black president of Morehouse College, and the first president of Atlanta University.
1937 - Nancy Wilson born
1951 - Anthony Davis born
1971 - Idi Amin took over Uganda
1987 - Jean Baptiste du Sable is honored on a U.S. postage stamp.