1. In 1899, Elijah McCoy Received Patent for Lawn Sprinkler Design
2. In 1907, The People’s Savings Bank is incorporated in Philadelphia by former African American congressman George H. White of North Carolina.
3. In 1962, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., becomes the first African American member of the Federal Trade Commission. He was also appointed a federal district judge and U.S. Circuit Judge of the Third Circuit.
4. In 1968, The Studio Museum of Harlem opens in NYC