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

1. In 1866, Congressman Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to Freedmen’s Bureau bill authorizing the distribution of public land and confiscated land to freedmen and loyal refugees in forty acre lots. The measure was defeated in the House by a vote of 126 to 37.

2. In 1884, W. Johnson received patent for Egg beater

3. In 1958, Clifton R. Wharton Sr. confirmed as minister to Rumania. Career diplomat was the first Black to head a U.S. embassy in Europe.

4. In 1962, Suit seeking to bar Inglewood, N.J., from maintaining “racial segregated” elementary schools filed in U.S. District Court.

5. In 1990, Columbia University graduate and Harvard University law student Barack Obama became the first African American named president of the Harvard Law Review.

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