1. 1989-In Tampa, Florida, a rebellion followed the suspicious death of Edgar Allen Price, a police suspect who died during an arrest. Police contended that Price “hit his head on the ground several times.”
  2. 1962-Seven whites and four blacks arrested after all-night-sit-in at Englewood, N.J., city hall. Four black mothers arrested after sit-in at Chicago elementary school. Mothers later received suspended $50 fines. Protests, picketing and demonstrations continued for several weeks against de facto segregation, double shifts and mobile classrooms.
  3. 1948-Truman sends Congress Anti-Lynching Message. President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures.
  4. 1915-Biologist Ernest E. Just receives the Spingarn medal for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization.
  5. 1914-William Ellisworth Artist is born in Washington, N.C. educated at Syracuse University and a student of Augusta Savage. His works will be exhibited at Atlanta University, the Whitney Museum, the Two Centuries of Black American Art exhibit and collected by Fisk University, Hampton University, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and private collectors.
  6. 1912-Herbert Mills, of the original Mills Brothers Quartet, was born in Pique, Ohio. The highly successful quartet was known for its smooth harmony.
  7. 1897-Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cream scooper, Patent #576,395
  8. 1862-District of Columbia abolishes slavery
  9. 1839-Inventor Edmond Berger patented the spark plug.78efd5e640396f801f17e18c44d31b31