In 1826, John B. Russworm became first African American to graduate from a US College.
In 1872, T. J. Marshall received Patent for Fire extinguisher (variation)
In 1956, Althea Gibson, tennis great, became the first Black to win a major tennis title (French Open)
In 1961, Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee established in Atlanta.
In 1965, Voting rights bill passed.
In 1969, National Black Economic Development Conference adopted manifesto in Detroit meeting calling for $500 Million in reparations from white churches.
In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley was married.