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

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.

 3. In 1923,  On this day Bessie Smith makes her first recording, “Down Hearted Blues,” which sells 800,000 copies for Columbia Records.

 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.

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