1. In 1835, Mob of white citizens and a hundred yoke of oxen pulled a Black school to a swamp outside the town of Canaan, New Hampshire.
2. In 1910, L. H. Latimer received Patent for Lamp Fixture
3. In 1934, The first issues of The Minnesota Spokesman Recorder was sold to the public. This was one of the first African-American owned Newspapers in Minnesota. Originally known as the Minneapolis Spokesman, it was the brainchild of publisher Cecil Newman. On the date of its first issue in a box at the upper left of the front page was the message “A News Medium Worth While.”
4. In 1954, Percy L. Julian received Patent for Preparation of Cortisone
5. In 1981, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company agreed to pump $34 million into Black businesses and the Black community, ending a national boycott called by PUSH.
6. In 1984, Olympic athlete Carl Lewis repeats Jesse Owens’ record by winning his fourth gold medal in the Los Angeles Olympic Games.
7. In 1985, Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (including every Beatle song) for $ 47 million.
8. In 1989, Colin L. Powell, Four-Star General, was nominated by President George Bush To Become The First Black Chairman Of The U.S. Joint Chief Of Staff