Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.

1. In 1863,  Robert Blake, powder boy aboard the USS Marbelhead, was the first Black awarded the Naval Medal of Honor “for conspicuous gallantry, extraordinary heroism, and intrepidity at the risk of his own life.” The heroic action occurred during a victorious battle off the coast of South Carolina.

2. In 1919,  Alice H. Parker received a patent for the gas heating furnace.

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