1. In 1865, Jamaican national hero, George William Gordon, is unfairly arrested and sentenced to death, 1865
2. In 1950, The first NBA Black Assistant Coach and first Black chief scout, Earl Lloyd, becomes the first Black person to play in an NBA game (beating out Charles Cooper and Nat Clifton by a day).
3. In 1979, The Black Fashion Museum is opened in Harlem by Lois Alexander to highlight the achievements and contributions of African Americans to fashion.
4. In 1980, Valerie Thomas invented the illusion transmitter.
5. In 1986, George Alcorn patents fabrication of spectrometer , Patent # 4,618,380
6. In 1989, Bertram M. Lee and Peter C.B. Bynoe sign an agreement to purchase the National Basketball Association’s Denver Nuggets for $54 million. They become the first African American owners of a professional basketball team.
7. In 1994, Dexter Scott King, youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr and Coretta Scott King, is named head of SCLC.