1. In 1977, 33 Years ago Today, Robert Edward Chambliss, a former KKK member is convicted of first degree murder in connection with the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., That killed four Black young Women.
2. In 1978, 32 Years ago Today, More than nine hundred persons, most of them Black Americans, died in mass murder and suicide pact in Jonestown, Guyana.
3. In 1978, 32 Years ago Today, Spingarn Medal presented to Ambassador Andrew J. Young “in recognition of the deftness with which he has handled relations between this nation and other countries”
4. In 1980, 30 Years ago Today, Wally “Famous” Amos’s signature panama hat and embroidered shirt are donated to the National Museum of American History’s Business Americana collection.
5. In 1993, 17 Years ago Today, Black and white leaders in South Africa approved the new democracy constitution that gave blacks the vote and ended white minority rule.