1. In 1872, Alcorn A&M College opened.
2. In 1893, P. W. Cornwell received Patent for Draft Regulator
3. In 1926, Negro History week originated by Carter G.Woodson is observed for the first time . In 1976 it became Black History Month.
4. In 1945, Irwin C. Mollison appointed judge of the US Customs Court.
5. In 1946, A Filibuster in the U.S. Senate killed FEPC bill. http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/presidents-committee-fair-employment-practice-fepc
6. In 1974, Grenada achieves independence from Great Britain.