1. In 1890, D. McCree patented the portable fire escape. Patent No. 440,322
2. In 1925, Spingarn Medal awarded to James Weldon Johnson, former U.S. consul in Venezuela and Nicaragua and NAACP executive secretary, for his work as an author, diplomat and leader.
3. In 1925, Xavier University established.
4. In 1969, The image converter for detecing electromagnetic radiation was patented by George R. Carruthers.
5. In 1975, Angola proclaimed independent.
6. In 1979, The Bethune Museum & Archives, a depository and center for African American women’s history, is established in Washington, DC
7. In 1989, Civil Rights Memorial is dedicated in Montgomery, AL.