1. In 1664, Maryland enacted first anti-amalgamation law to prevent widespread intermarriage of English women and Black men. Other colonies passed similar laws: Virginia, 1691; Massachusetts 1705; North Carolina, 1715; South Carolina, 1717; Delaware, 1721; Pennsylvania, 1725.
2. In 1830, First National Negro Convention is held in Philadelphia consisting of Free Men which agreed to boycott slave-produced goods.
3. In 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. stabbed in chest by a deranged Black woman while he was autographing books in a Harlem department store. Woman was placed under mental observation.
4. In 1960, The Twist by Chubby Checker, is the #1 pop single
5. In 1962, James H. Meredith Denied Admission to University, Governor Barnett personally denied James H. Meredith admission to the University of Mississippi.
6. In 1984, The Cosby Show premieres on NBC-TV, The Cosby Show, television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show “was TV’s biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre. Originally, the show had been pitched to ABC, which rejected it. The show spawned the spin-off A Different World, which ran for six seasons from 1987 to 1993.
7. In 1987, Alfre Woodard wins an Emmy for outstanding guest performance in the dramatic series L.A. Law. It is her second Emmy award, her first having been for a supporting role in Hill Street Blues in 1984.