Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.

1. In 1822, Denmark Vessy led slave rebellion in South Carolina.

2. In 1865, Saint Philip A.M.E. Church was established, the oldest A.M.E. Church in the state of Georgia.

3. In 1885, Elijah McCoy Received Patent for Steam Dome.

4. In 1900, S. W. Gunn received Patent for Boot or Shoe (variation)

5. In 1944, George Junius Stinney Jr., was a 14-year-old African-American boy who was convicted of murdering two white girls, Betty June Binnicker, age 11, and Mary Emma Thames, age 7, in his hometown of Alcolu, South Carolina  was executed by electric chair.   Stinney is the youngest American to be sentenced to death and executed since Hannah Ocuish in 1786.  The proceeding was later vacated as an unfair trial in 2014, some 70 years to late.

6. In 1970, Kenneth A. Gibson Elected Mayor of Newark, NN. becoming the first black mayor of a major eastern U.S. city. He Served 16 years as mayor of that city. first African American president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

7. In 1975, Adam Wade hosts the Nationally televised game show Musical Chairs. He is the first African American game show host.

8. In 1976, Hector Petersen, a 13 year old Soweto schoolboy is the first to die in what will become the “Children’s Crusade”, the first nationwide black South African uprising in the 1970’s. The violence will last 16 month and result in 5700 death, 3,900 injuries, and 5,900 detentions.

9. In 1996, Natalie Cole’s album, Unforgettable is released.

10. In 2002,  Tiger Woods won his second U.S. Open title, and the eighth major of his career.  He finished ahead of a leader board that included Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Nick Faldo, but none of those stars seriously threatened Woods’ victory. Just as he did in 2000, his first U.S. Open, he won wire-to-wire.

11. In 2006, Barry Bonds hits his 718th home run leaving him 37 behind Hank Aaron’s record of 755 Career home runs.

12. In 2008, Tiger Woods won his third U.S. Open and 14th major title, at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California.

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