1. In 1846, 164 Years ago Today, N. Rillieux Received Patent for Sugar refiner (evaporating pan) which revolutionizes the sugar industry.
2. In 1854, 156 Years ago Today, Edwin C. Berry was born on this day in Oberlin, Ohio. He errected a 22-room hotel, Hotel Berry, in Athens, Ohio; at the time of his retirement in 1921, he had a reputation as the most successful black small-city hotel operator in the U.S.(1892).
3. In 1864, 146 Years ago Today, Mixed cavalry force, including Fifth and Sixth Colored Cavalry regiments, invaded southwest Virginia and destroyed salt mines at Saltville. Sixth Cavalry was especially brilliant in an engagement near Marion, Virginia.
4. In 1872, 138 Years ago Today, L. Bell received Patent for Dough kneader
5. In 1878, 132 Years ago Today, O. Dorsey received Patent for Door-Holding Device
6. In 1895, 115 Years ago Today, J. B. Allen received Patent for Clothes line support
7. In 1950, 60 Years ago Today, Ralph J Bunche becomes the first african american awarded a Nobel Peace Prize
8. In 1964, 46 Years ago Today, Martin Luther King Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize at ceremonies in Oslo, Norway. He was the third Black and the youngest person to receive the award.
9. In 1965, 45 Years ago Today, Sugar Ray Robinson permanently retired from boxing on this day with six victories in title bouts to his credit — more than any other fighter in history.
10. In 1967, 43 Years ago Today, A plane carrying Otis Redding to a concert date in Wisconsin crashed in Lake Monoma.
11. In 1982, 28 Years ago Today, Pamela McAllister Johnson became the first Black woman publisher of a mainstream paper, the Ithaca Journal.
12. In 2009, 1 Years ago Today, President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway.
In 2015, President Obama Signed the Every Student Succeeds Act.