1. In 1887, J. Gregory received Patent for Motor.
2. In 1892, Sarah Boone received for ironing board.
3. In 1898, J. A. Joyce received Patent for Ore Bucket.
4. In 1941, The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Blacks are entitled to Pullman accommodations on trains.
5. In 1991, Maryann Bishop Coffey is named the first woman co-chair of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
6. In 1992, “Jelly’s Last Jam” opens at Virginia theater on Broadway. Gregory Hines will portray the great jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton and will receive a Tony award as best actor in a musical in that role.
7. In 1994, South Africa held its first all-race elections. This historic moment effectively dissolved the last pieces of apartheid in that country.