1750 - Scipio Moorhead born
1827 - Freedom's Journal, first black-owned newspaper, published by J.B. Russwurm and S.E. Cornish in New York.
1846 - Dr. Rebecca Cole, the second Black female physician in America, born
1853 - Lucy Parsons born
1869 - Hiram R.Revels made his first speech - first official speech by a Black in Congress - in the Senate, opposing the readmission of Georgia without adequate safeguards for Black citizens.
1948 - Vivian Stringer born
1959 - Flava Flav (Public Enemy)
1960 - San Antonio, TX becomes the first major Southern city to desegregate its public lunch counters.
1970 - Tammi Terrell died
1975 - Aaron "T-Bone" Walker died
1984 Mozambique and South Africa sign a pact banning support for one another's internal foes
1988 - Roman Catholic Bishop Eugene A. Marino was elevated to Archbishop of Atlanta, the first African American prelate to attain that rank.
1988 - President Ronald Reagan vetoes a civil rights bill
1991 - Latasha Harlins was killed
1997 - Rebel Troops take Kisangani, Zaire (now DRC) in an effort to overthrow President Mobutu Sese Seko.
1998 - Rwanda began mass trials for 1994 genocide with 125,000 suspects for 500,000 murders.
1999 - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and the late Roosevelt Sykes are inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame.