1. In 1874, Frederick Douglass elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust.
2. In 1897, Peter Walker Received Patent for Machine for cleaning seed cotton.
4. In 1951, New York City Council passed bill prohibiting racial discrimination in city-assisted housing developments.
5. In 1970, Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in the fourth round of their New York fight becoming the world heavyweight boxing champion.