W. E. B. DuBois Born
1868 – Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois
On this day Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Mass.
Death of Robert Smalls (75), Reconstruction congressman, in Beaufort, South Carolina.
1929 – Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard born
Baseball catcher Elston Gene Howard was born in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1965, Howard signed a $70,000 contract with the NY Yankees and became the highest paid player in the history of baseball at the time.
1995 – Melvin Franklin dies
Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of complications following a brain seizure in Los Angeles. He was 53.