1825 - Alexander Thomas Augusta, first black surgeon in the U.S. Army and the first black faculty member in a medical school (Howard), born
1876 - U.S. Senate refused to seat P.B.S. Pinchback of Louisiana
1902 - Louise Beavers born
1911 - Clarence Mitchell born.
1933 - Isabel Washington married Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley received her commission in the Navy Nurse Corps becoming one of the first four black nurses to serve on active duty during World War II.
1964 - Malcolm X separated from the Nation of Islam (NOI).
1964 - Cheryl "Salt" James (Salt-N-Pepa)
1970 - Diana Ross made her first performance as a solo act
1973 - Ron "Pigpen" Mckernan (The Grateful Dead) died
1977 - Henry L. Marsh III elected 1st black mayor of Richmond, VA
1988 - Jesse Jackson won the Democratic primaries in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Virginia.
1993 - Billy Eckstine died