1941- Activist Reverend Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina.
1984- W. Wilson Goode became the first African American mayor of Philadelphia.
1962- A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., became the first African American member of the Federal Trade Commission.
1991- Comedian John “Redd Foxx” Elroy Sanford died at age 68 from an apparent heart attack while rehearsing “The Royal Family”.
1999- Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain died at age 63 from heart trouble in Bel-Air, California. Chamberlain formerly played for the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers.
1970- Angela Davis was arrested in New York City and charged with unlawful flight to avoid persecution for her alleged role in the Marin County courtroom shoot-out. She was later acquitted of the conspiracy.