1. In 1899, B. F. Jackson received Patent for Gas burner
2. In 1968, Tragedy at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Preacher, Husband, Father and civil rights leader was assassinated.
3. In 1989, Colin Luther Powell Promoted to the rank of Four Star General:
4. In 2009, Little Anthony and the Imperials are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 24th annual ceremony. Smokey Robinson is their presenter.
5. In 2015, Walter Scott was murdered in North Charleston, South Carolina, following a daytime traffic stop for a broken brake light. Scott, a black man, was fatally shot by Michael Slager, a white North Charleston police officer. The video proved an unarmed Scott was shot in the back while fleeing.
6. In 2018, Shaheed Vassell, was shot and killed by police officers. Vassell, who was known to be mentally ill, supposedly pointed what the officers believed was a gun at them. The object, however, turned out to be a metal pipe with a knob on it.