In New Orleans, 25,000 Black workers strike, 1892
Department of Labor said some 500,000 Blacks had left the South in the preceding twelve months.
Italy invaded Ethiopia. American Blacks held mass meetings of protest and raised funds for the Ethiopian defenders.
The first Black-authored play to become a long-run Broadway hit, Langston Hughes' "Mulatto" opens, 1935
Birthday of Rep. Kweisi Mfume who was born Frizzell Gray in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1996 Mfume became president of the NAACP.
Zambia proclaimed independent.
Death of Jack Roosevelt ("Jackie") Robinson (53), first Black in major leagues in twentieth century, in Stamford, Connecticut.
President Clinton presented Dorothy Porter Wesley with the Charles Frankel Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities