1. In 1800, Antislavery petition from free Blacks of Philadelphia presented to Congress.
2. In 1831, The “Liberator” begins publishing, founded by William Lloyd Garrison , an abolitionist newspaper.
3. In 1837, The first National Negro Catholic Congress is held in Washington. D. C.
4. In 1872, Mississippi legislature met. John R Lynch was elected Speaker of the house at the age of twenty-four.
5. In 1965, Voter registration drive, led by Martin Luther King Jr., started in Selma, Alabama.
6. In 1970, Clifton Reginald Wharton becomes the new president of Michigan State University.
7. In 1970, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President-Emeritus, Morehouse College, named president of Atlanta Board of Education.
8. In 1970, United States population: 293,200,000. Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1 per cent).
9. In 1990, David Norman Dinkins began his first working day as mayor of New York City with a 7:00 a.m. appearance on NBC-TV’s ‘Today’ show. After defeating former mayor Edward Koch in the September Democratic primaries and then, by a small margin, beating Republican Rudolph Guiliani in the general election.
10. In 1991, Sharon Pratt Dixon was sworn in as mayor of the District of Columbia.