1. In 1858, John Brown held antislavery convention, which was attended by twelve whites and thirty-four Blacks, at Chatham, Canada.
2. In 1858, The Escape, first play by an African American, Published by William Wells Brown.
3. In 1888, M. A. Cherry received Patent for Velocipede, the beginnings of what is now the bicycle and tricycle which then had no pedals. You propelled yourself forward with your feet.
4. In 1925, A. Philip Randolph organizes the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters the trailblazing black labor union, after failing to integrate the American Federation of Labor.
5. In 1945, Massacre at Setif, Algeria. The French troops left one of the unforgettable memories of the Algerian people’s struggle, 45,000 dead.
6. In 1974, The Black Archives of Mid- America (BAMA), Inc. founded. The BAMA is a non-profit organization that serves the community by offering itself as an educational resource as well as a repository of every facet of African-American culture: music, art, theater, education, the military, medicine, sports, religion, and community affairs. The BAMA was expressly created to collect and preserve the history of African Americans in the Midwest.