Historic Events by Name

  • Sun, 1809-07-30

    The birth of "Pap" Singleton in 1809 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black abolitionist who helped lead hundreds of African-Americans out of...

  • Thu, 1863-07-30

    On this date in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued what was called an "eye-for-eye" order, warning the Confederacy that Union soldiers would...

  • Mon, 1866-07-30

    On this date in 1866, the New Orleans riot occurred.

    Angered by the enactment of the Black Codes in Louisiana, and by the legislature's...

  • Mon, 1883-07-30

    The birth of Elizabeth Ross Haynes in 1883 is marked on this date. She was an African American activist, writer, and administrator.

    She...

  • Fri, 1926-07-30

    Betye Irene Saar was born on this date in 1926. She is an African American artist and educator, famous for collages that lampoon racist attitudes...

  • Mon, 1956-07-30

    Anita Hill was born on born on this date in 1956. She is an African American lawyer, educator, author, and activist.

    She was born in Lone...

  • Sun, 1961-07-30

    Laurence Fishburne was born on this date 1961. He is an African American actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, and producer.

    Born in...

  • Sun, 1961-07-30

    Reggie Roby was born on this date in 1961. He was an African American professional football player.

    Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Reginald...

  • Sun, 1967-07-30

    On this date in 1967, Milwaukee joined the list of cities that erupted into violence, joining hundreds of other American cities in the nation's...