1. In 1839, Inventor Edmond Berger patented the spark plug.
2. In 1862, District of Columbia abolishes slavery
3. In 1892, Carter Williams Received Patent for Canopy Frame
4. In 1892, F. R. Perryman Received Patent for Caterers’ tray table
5. In 1897, Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram scooper, patent #576,395
6. In 1915, Biologist Ernest E. Just receives the Spingarn medal for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization.
7. In 1948, President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures.
8. In 1956, Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers Record “Touch the Hem of His Garment,” Their bigest and best known single.
9. In 1962, Seven whites and four Blacks arrested after all-night sit-in at Englewood, N.J., city hall.
10. In 1971, R. G. Bayliss & D. D. Emrick received Patent for Encapsulation process & it’s product.
11. In 1971, The Congressional Black Caucus is formed. The Democratic Select Committee (DSC) met and accepted a recommendation put forth by William L. Clay, Sr. to create a nonpartisan, formal network for African-American Members. Charles Rangel of New York, who narrowly defeated longtime Representative Adam Clayton Powell in 1970, thought of a new name for the group (The Congressional Black Caucus.)
12. In 1989, A rebellion in Tampa Florida followed the suspicious death of Edgar Allen Price, a police suspect who died during an arrest. Police contended that Price “hit his head on the ground several times.”