1. In 1773, Poet Phillis Wheatley, born a slave in 1754, was freed and her first book of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, was published. The book of poetry is said to have been widely acclaimed in the United States and England.
2. In 1824, Osai Tutu Kwamina defeats the British at Assamaka, Ashanti.
3. In 1830, Portsmouth (Ohio) Blacks forcibly deported by order of city officials.
4. In 1891, P. D. Smith Received Patent for Potato Digger
5. In 1933, The All Black American Bridge Association was founded.
6. In 1964, Carl T. Rowan named director of the United States Information Agency.
7. In 1971, Twelve Black congressman boycotted Richard Nixon’s State of the Union message because of his “consistent refusal” to respond to the petitions of Black Americans.
8. In 2006, Lovie Smith Became the First Black head Coach to lead his team (Chicago Bears) to the Superbowl by winning the NFC Championship.
9. In 2006, Tony Dungy Became the Second Black head Coach to lead his team (Indianapolis Colts) to the super bowl by winning the AFC Championship.