1. 2001-Agbani Darego of Nigeria was crowned Miss World.
  2. 1972-National Guard mobilized after officers killed two students during Southern University demonstrations.
  3. 1967-Actress Lisa Bonet who starred in The Cosby Show was born to a Jewish mother and a Black father. She was married to and has a daughter (Zoe’) with rocker Lenny Kravitz.
  4.  1964-Dwight Gooden was born. He later became the youngest person to win the Cy Young
    Zina Garrison, presenter Glamour Magazine Salutes The 2005 Women of the Year - Red Carpet Avery Fisher Hall New York City, New York United States November 2, 2005 Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com To license this image (6382705), contact WireImage: +1 212-686-8900 (tel) +1 212-686-8901 (fax) info@wireimage.com (e-mail) www.wireimage.com (web site)
    Zina Garrison, presenter
    Glamour Magazine Salutes The 2005 Women of the Year – Red Carpet
    Avery Fisher Hall
    New York City, New York United States
    November 2, 2005
    Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com
    To license this image (6382705), contact WireImage:
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  5. 1963-Zina Garrison was born in Houston, Texas. She would go on to win 37 professional tennis titles, an Olympic gold medal and in 1990 finish runner-up at Wimbledon.
  6. 1873-W.C. Handy (Father of the Blues) was born in Florence, Alabama.
  7. 1873-Blacks won three state offices in the Mississippi election: Alexander K. Davis, Lieutenant Governor; James Hill, secretary of State; T.W. Cardozo, Superintendent of Education. Blacks won 55 of the 115 seats in the house and 9 out of 37 seats in the senate, 42 per cent of the total number.
  8. 1873-Richard T. Greener became the first black graduate of Harvard University and was later named professor of metaphysics at the University of South Carolina.
  9. 1780-Paul Cuffe & other black taxpayers of Massachusetts protest to the state legislature against taxation without representation, demanding the right to vote.