Boston African Society was established with forty-four members.
The African Baptist Church is organized in Boston, Mass.
Explorer and first to reach the North Pole, Matthew A Henson, born, 1865
African-American inventor, William C. Carter, patented an umbrella stand (U.S. patent#323,397).
Benny Carter, saxophonist, born
Riot, Miami, Florida. National Guard mobilized to put down rioting which erupted while Republicans were holding national convention in Miami Beach.
Congressman George Thomas "Mickey" Leland, members of his congressional staff, and State Department officials die in a plane crash near Gambela, Ethiopia.