1847 - Susan M. Stewart born
1860 - Ralph Waldo Tyler born
1877 - President Hayes appointed Frederick Douglass marshal of District of Columbia.
1895 - Two hundred Blacks left Savannah, GA for Liberia.
1901 - William H. Johnson born
1909 - President Roosevelt appointed a committee, including Emmett J. Scott, to investigate disturbances in Liberia.
1916 - Harold Cruse born
1933 - Unita Blackwell, first black woman mayor elected in Mississippi, born
1936 - Frederick W. deKlerk born
1938 - Charlie Pride born
1941 - Wilson Pickett born
1942 - Kathleen Conwell born
1959 - Irene Cara born
1963 - Vanessa Williams born
1964 - Courtney Pine born
1970 - Queen Latifah born
1972 - USS Jesse L. Brown, the first U.S. naval ship to be named after an African-American naval officer, was launched.
1982 - Teddy Pendergrass crashed & severely injuring his spinal cord