1964; Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” recording becomes his first and only number one record.
1961; U.S. and African nationalist protesting the slaying of Congo Premire Patrice Lumumba distrupts U.N. sessions
1848; Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on her behalf.
1965; Nat King Cole (45), singer and pianist, died in Santa Monica, California.
1851; Black abolitionists invaded Boston courtroom and rescued a fugitive slave.
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- Category: Informative