In 1854, Fugitive slave Anthony Burns was returned to the South from Boston. It cost the federal government $100,000 to return Burns, who was later sold to a group of Bostonians who freed him.
In 1863, Harriet Tubman led Union Army into MD, freeing over 700 slaves.
In 1875, James Augustine Healey became the first Black Catholic Bishop in US.
In 1899, Black Americans observed day of fasting called by National Afro-American Council to protest lynching and racial massacres.
In 1943, Ninety-ninth Pursuit Squadron flew first combat mission, strafing enemy positions on the heavily fortified Italian Island of Pantelleria.
In 1962, Colin Luther Powell Promoted to the rank of Captain