1. In 1874, Father Patrick Francis Healy, named President of Georgetown University.
2. In 1888, S. E. Thomas Received Patent for Casting
3. In 1911, The founding of America’s first “Negro Boy Scout” troop in 1911. Initially started in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, opposition was encountered immediately, but troops continued to meet in increasing numbers. In 1916, the first official Boy Scout Council-promoted Negro Troop 75 began in Louisville, KY. By the next year, there were four official black troops in the area. By 1926, there were 248 all-black troops, with 4,923 black scouts and within ten years, there was only one Council in the entire South that refused to accept any black troops.
4. In 1960, Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, called for creation of a Black state in America at a New York meeting.
5. In 1981, Attorney Arnette R. Hubbard installed as the first woman president of the National Bar Association.
6. In 2005, In rememberance of Anthony Walker, then 18 murdered in England with an axe in a hate crime.
7. In 2006, India Arie’s Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship Tops Jet Magazine’s top 20 album list.