1. In 1959, Duke Ellington won Springarn Medal for his musical achievements.
2. In 1961, The Marvelettes make their chart debut with “Please, Mr. Postman”
3. In 1972 The New Bill Cosby variety hour Show, made its debut featuring Lola Falana on her 30th birthday.
4. In 1999, Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open Tennis Championship.
5. In 2001, To this date there is no information as to how many African Americans were killed at the world trade center, the Pentagon or on flight 93.