1. In 1888, A. B. Blackburn receives patent Railway signal.
2. In 1957, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Formed. They established an Executive Board of Directors, and elected officers, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as President, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy as Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Rev. C. K. Steele of Tallahassee, Florida as Vice President, Rev. T. J. Jemison of Baton Rouge, Louisiana as Secretary, and Attorney I. M. Augustine of New Orleans, Louisiana as General Counsel.
3. In 1967, Edward Brooke takes office. He became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. He represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 1967 to 1979.