1. In 1749, The British parliament legalizes slavery in the American colony that would become known as Georgia. Even though U.S. independence from Britian was in 1776, slavery continued until 1863, which was the results of a civil war in which rebels were putting their life on the line and willing to die to preserve slavery.
2. In 1872, Inventor Thomas J. Martin patents the fire extinguisher.
3. In 1868, B. F. Randolph, a prominent black politician in South Carolina after the Civil War, is assassinated.
4. In 1897, C. V. Richey received Patent for Railroad switch.
5. In 1952, Hattie McDaniel Becomes the first African American to win an Oscar. Best Supporting Actress in Gone With The Wind.
6. In 1994, Beverly Harvard was appointed Atlanta’s chief of police on this day, The First Black Woman to run an major Police Dept.
7. In 2005, Ken Williams, general manager of Chicago White Sox when they won World Series in a four games sweep against houston astros (last win 1917).
8. In 2020, Walter Wallace Jr., a father and recently married was shot by Philadelphia police while his mother tried to restrain him.