1. In 1874, White Democrats seized statehouse in Louisiana coup d’etat. President Grant ordered the revolutionaries to disperse, and the rebellion collapsed. Twenty-seven persons (sixteen whites and eleven Blacks) were killed in battles between Democrats and Republicans.
2. In 1940, FDR signs Selective Service Act, allowing Blacks to enter all branches of the US Military Service.
3. In 1955, Maybelline by Chuck Berry is #1 R&B single, Berry’s first hit record
4. In 1990, Ken Griffey Jr. and Ken Griffey Sr. (Father & Son) hit Back to Back Home Runs Playing for the Seattle Mariners.
5. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr wins America’s Got Talent. The former car washer has been crowned the winner of 2011’s America’s got Talent. The smooth crooner reacted in shock when host Nick Cannon announced his name over runners up, Silhouettes. The dance troupe rushed Landau, clambering to congratulate