1943; Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan in starring roles.
1942; Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit.
1708; Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island (N.Y.). Seven whites killed. Two Black male slaves and an Indian slave were hanged, and a Black woman was burned alive.
1984; Musician and entertainer Michael Jackson wins eight Grammy Awards. His album, “Thriller”, broke all sales records to-date, and remains one of the top-grossing albums of all time.
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