1. In 1865, 145 Years ago Today, Shaw University founded in Raleigh NC
2. In 1893, 117 Years ago Today, Granville T. Woods Received Patent for Electric railway conduit
3. In 1918, 92 Years ago Today, Henry B. Delany elected suffragan bishop of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of North Carolina.
4. In 1933, 77 Years ago Today, S.H. Love patents improved vending machine Patent No.1936515
5. In 1984, 26 Years ago Today, TransAfrica’s Randall Robinson, congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy, and US Civil Rights Commissioner Mary Francis Berry are arrested at a sit-in against apartheid at the South African Embassy in Washington, DC
6. In 2005, 5 Years ago Today, Bun-B’s Trill Tops Jet Magagazine’s top 20 album list.