Robert N.C. Nix, first African American representative from Pennsylvania and 11 term congressman, born
Jesse Owens wins four gold medals in the Berlin Olympics, 1936
Race riot, Jacksonville, Fla., after ten days of sit-in demonstrations. Fifty reported injured.
James B. Parsons became first Black appointed to Federal District Court in continental United States.
Whitney Houston Actress & Singer born on this day
Death of Julian ("Cannonball") Adderly (46), saxophonist and bandleader, in Gary, Indiana.
Beatrice Foods is acquired by Reginald Lewis. It is the largest business acquisition ever by an African American.
August 9th declared International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 1995