1. In 1799, Richard Allen, the first African American bishop in the United States, is ordained a deacon of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Bishop Francis Asbury.
2. In 1889, Purdy & Sadgwar Received Patent for Folding Chair
3. In 1963, President Kennedy told nation in radio-TV address that segregation was morally wrong and that it was “time to act in the Congress, in your state and local legislature body, and…in all of our daily lives.”
4. In 1963, Vivian Malone and James Hood integrated the University of Alabama.
5. In 1964, Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly attempting to sabotage the white South African government.
6. In 1972, Hank Aaron, of the Atlanta Braves, ties Gil Hodges of the Dodgers for the National League record for the most grand-slam home runs in a career, with 14. The Braves will beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-3.
7. In 1978, Joseph Freeman Jr. becomes the first African American priest in the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons).
8. In 1982, Larry Holmes defeats Gerry Cooney to retain the WBC heavyweight crown.