Insurrectionist Dangerfield Newby is born.
Dangerfield Newby was born in Virginia to an enslaved mother and a Scotsman. His father granted all his children freedom upon his death. Newby married and had seven children. Desperate to free his enslaved family, Newby joined John Brown's group. He was killed in the Harpers ferry raid the night of October 17, 1859; afterward, his body was beaten and mutilated by the town's citizens. His remains were buried in a shallow grave in Harpers ferry and later moved to North Elba, New York, where they were laid to rest near the grave of John Brown.