1. In 1867, Georgia constitutional convention with 33 Blacks and 137 whites in attendance opens in Atlanta, GA.
2. In 1872, P. B. S. Pinchback was sworn in as governor of Louisiana after H. C. Warmoth was impeached “for high crimes and misdemeanors.”
3. In 1930, The death of Rube Foster, an American baseball player, manager, and executive in the Negro leagues. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.
4. In 1938, The first public service programming aired on this day when Jack L. Cooper (Pioneering Chicago disc jockey) launched the “Search for Missing Persons” show.
5. In 1961, Tanzania proclaimed independent.
6. In 1961, Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
7. In 1971, Bill Picket became the fist Black elected to the National Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.
8. In 1976, Tony Dorsett is awarded the Heisman Trophy.
9. In 1989, Craig Washington wins a special congressional election in Texas’ 18th District to fill the seat vacated by the death of Mickey Leland.
10. In 1995, Kweisi Mfume is unanimously elected President and CEO of the NAACP.