1842 – William Perkins Black was born on the 11th of November. American lawyer and civil war veteran.
– He served as a Captain in the Union Army in Company K, 37th Illinois Infantry.
1862 – Awarded America’s highest military decoration the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas on March 7th.
1886 – Chief defense lawyer for all eight defendants in Haymarket Affair trial.
1916 – Black died on 3rd of January at the age of 74.