1. In 1866, Rust College was founded in Holly Springs, MS.
2. In 1872, Macon B. Allen was elected judge of the Inferior Court of Charleston. Allen, the first Black lawyer, thus became the second Black to hold a major judicial position and the first Black with a major judicial position on the municipal level.
3. In 1878, The world’s fastest bicycle racer for 12 years, Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was born in Indianapolis, IN
4. In 1895,, National Negro Medical Association founded.
5. In 1899, Jan E. Matzeliger received Patent for Mechanism for distribution of tacks.
6. In 1911, William Henry Lewis was appointed assistant attorney general of the United States by President William Howard Taft, making him the first Black appointed to a sub-cabinet post.
7. In 1970, Charles Gordone receives the Pulitzer Prize for his play “No Place to be Somebody”.