1457 - Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book.
1492 - Alonzo Pietro (pilot/navigator) set sail with Christopher Columbus
1765 - The Stamp Act was passed.
1794 - The U.S. Congress banned U.S. vessels from supplying slaves to other countries.
1849 - William Councill born
1873 - Slavery was abolished in Puerto Rico.
1893 - Dox Thrash born
1910 - Alberta Tucker Grimes born
1943 - George Benson born
1957 - Stephanie Mills born
1965 - Bob Dylan's first electric album "Bring it All Back Home" was released.
1967 - Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing to be inducted into the United States Army.
1968 - State troopers mobilized to put down student rebellion on campus of Cheyney State College.
1971 - US police arrested all the members from The Allman Brothers Band for heroin and marijuana possession.
1972 - Congress proposes an Equal Rights amendment to the Constitution, but it fails to be ratified by the states.
1988 - The Congress overrode President Reagan's veto of a sweeping civil rights bill.
1998 - President Clinton departed Washington for a 12-day tour of Africa.
2002 - Nigerian woman convicted of adultery was sentenced to death by stoning.