1. In 1811, Charles Deslandes leads slave revolt in two Louisiana parishes near New Orleans and later suppress by US troops
2. In 1815, The Battle of New Orleans, the last battle of the War of 1812, was fought. Black troops, the Battalion of Free Men of Color and a Battalion from Santa Domingo supported Andrew Jackson in the campaign against the British.
3. In 1867, Legislation giving suffrage to Blacks in the District of Columbia was passed over President Andrew Johnson’s veto.
4. In 1875, Virginian George Washington, having traveled cross country in the company of foster parents and settlied in Washinton Territory a quarter of a century earlier, founded the city of Centerville. Washington, a successful businessman, was revered because of his willingness to help his neighbors. He is often called the A.P. Gianini of the Pacific Northwest.
5. In 1912, The (ANC) African National Congress founded by John Langalibalele Dube in Bloemfontein as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), its primary mission was to bring all Africans together as one people, to defend their rights and freedoms. This included giving full voting rights to black South Africans and mixed-race South Africans and, from 1948 onwards, to end the system of apartheid introduced by the Nationalist Party government after their election (by White voters only) in that year. The African National Congress (ANC) is the Republic of South Africa’s governing political party. It has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa since the election of Nelson Mandela in the 1994 election, winning every election since then. Cyril Ramaphosa, the incumbent President of South Africa, has served as leader of the ANC since 18 December 2017
6. In 1975, , Alabama Educational Television Commission has its application for license renewal denied by the Federal Communications Commission because of racial discrimination against African Americans in employment and programming.
7. In 1989, The oldest integration law suit in the US was settled in 1989 when the St. Helena Parish schools were officially integrated. The suit was originally filed 37 years earlier by John Hall and the NAACP in 1952.
8. In 1996, Willie L. Brown Jr. Took oath of office to be Mayor Of San Francisco.
9. In 2004, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (from Waiting to Exhale movie) By Whitney Houston is released.