1. In 1829, Walker’s Appeal, antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston by David Walker.The Appeal denounced slavery and called for slave revolt.
2. In 1868, Opelousas Massacre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Terrorists killed 200 Blacks although other reports put the number well over 300.
3. In 1897, J. H. Haines received Patent for Portable Basin
4. In 1961, Purlie Victorious, a play by playwright Ossie Davis, opened on Broadway.
5. In 1967, Walter E. Washington, Lawyer, became the first Black mayor of a major American city, Washington, DC.