1. In 1665, 1st Baptist Church in U.S. founded.
2. In 1832, Third national Black convention met in Philadelphia with twenty-nine delegates from eight states. Henry Sipkins of New York was elected president.
3. In 1895, J. Lee received Patent for Bread Crumbing Machine
4. In 1946, Mississippi Valley State University is founded in Itta Bena, Miss.
5. In 1972, Angela Davis is acquitted by 11 whites and one Mexican American of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy charges brought in connection with a 1970 courthouse shoot-out in San Rafael, California.
6. In 1989, Five African Americans win Tony awards for “Black and Blue,” a musical revue featuring classic blues and tap-dance routines. Winners are Ruth Brown (best actress in a musical), Cholly Atkins, Henry LeTang, Frankie Manning, and Fayard Nicholas (best choreography).
7. In 1991, Baltimore Orioles manager Frank Robinson is named asst. general manager of the club. He is the third African American to become an assistant general manager, joining Elaine Weddington of the Boston Red Sox and Bob Watson of the Houston Astros.
8. In 2008, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois won the Democratic presidential nomination Becoming the first African American to do so.