In 1966, Bill Russell is named head coach of the Boston Celtics. He took over when Red Auerback stepped down. Russell was the first black head coach in the NBA. He was a player-coach who has won a championship. He is the only player-coach to win multiple championships (11 championships).
In 1972, the two surviving members of the Soledad Brothers were acquitted. An all-white jury cleared Fleeta Dumgo and John Cluchette or murder charges. They had been charged with killing a white security guard at Soledad Prison in 1970.
In 1994, African National Congress (ANC) security guards at Shell House killed nineteen Inkatha Freedom Party members following a tip-off that IFP marchers were planning to attack the building.