1. 1997-Dunghutti Aboriginal people of NSW and other stakeholders negotiate the first successful claim under the Native Title Act.
  2. 1954-Birthday of Anthony Drew (Tony) Dorset, 45, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, born Rochester, PA.
  3. 1940-The first U.S. stamp ever to honor an African American is issued bearing the likeness of Booker T. Washington.
  4. 1938-Frederick Dewayne Hubbard, trumpeter was born.
  5. 1934-Death of William Monroe Trotter (62) in Boston.
  6. 1915-Billie Holiday, blues singer was born in Baltimore Md.
  7. 1872-William Monroe Trotter was born.
  8. 1867-Johnson C. Smith University was founded in Charlotte, N.C.
  9. 1712-Civil Rights. New York Slave Revolt. Nine whites were killed in a slave revolt in New York City. Planned by 27 slaves, the rebellion was begun by setting fire to an outhouse; as whites came to put the fires out, there were shot. The state militia was called oBillie_Holiday,_Downbeat,_New_York,_N.Y.,_ca._Feb._1947_(William_P._Gottlieb_04251)ut to capture the rebels and the city of New York responded to the event by strengthening its slave codes. 21 Blacks were executed as participants, and 6 alleged committed suicide.