1. 2002-Jazz great, vibraphonist, Lionel Hampton dies at age 94.
  2. 1979-Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as UN Ambassador.
  3. 1970-Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist-Convicted in New Haven, Conn., court of conspiracy to murder Alex Rackley, an alleged FBI informant. Charges against other defendants in the case were later dismissed.
  4. 1962-Trinidad-Tobago proclaimed independent
  5. 1935-Birthday of Eldridge Cleaver-former Black Panther Minister of Information.
  6. 1935-First black manager in major league baseball. American professional baseball player and manager Frank Robinson was born in Beaumont, Texas.

    Eldridge Cleaver
    Eldridge Cleaver