1. In 1788, African Free School opened in New York.
2. In 1899, I. R. Johnson received Patent for Bicycle frame
3. In 1899, J. P. Williams Received Patent for Pillow Sham holder
4. In 1899, J. W. Butts received Patent for Luggage carrier
5. In 1935, Porgy and Bess premieres in NYC
6. In 1961, Otis M. Smith, Michigan state auditor general, became the first Black Judge of the Michigan Supreme Court
7. In 1966, Black Panther Party Founded in Oakland, Ca. by Huey P. Newton & Bobby Seale