1. In 1845, J. Hawkins received Patent for Gridiron
2. In 1872, Thomas J. Martin awarded patent for fire extinguisher.
3. In 1937, William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands).
4. In 1986, Colin Luther Powell Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.
5. In 1992, Mike Tyson is sentenced to 10 years for rape.
6. In 2002, The first class-action lawsuit for reparations was filed in U.S. District Court in NY City.