1964 Civil Rights victims
  1. 2001- Blues singer/guitarist John Lee Hooker whose style influenced legendary rockers including the Rolling Stones, died of natural causes. He was 83.
  2. 1964-Civil Rights workers disappear and are later found murdered near Philadelphia, Miss.
  3. 1945- Col. B.O. Davis Jr Named commander of Godman Field (Ky.) and became the first black to head an Army Air Force base in the United States.
  4. 1923- Marcus Garvey sentenced to five years in prison after his conviction on charges of using the mail to defraud. Garvey said the charges were political.
  5. 1915- U.S. Supreme Court (Guinn v United States) said “grandfather clauses” in the Oklahoma and Maryland constitutions violated the Fifteenth Amendment.
  6. 1859- On this day Henry ossawa Tanner was born in Pittsburgh, PA. His most notable painting “The Banjo Lesson” was painted in 1893. Died May 25, 1937.
  7. 1832- Joseph Haynes Rainey, first African American representative in the U.S. House of Representatives where he will serve five terms was born.
  8. 1821- African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church formally organized at meeting in New York City.85241580