1. In 1888, 122 Years ago Today, J. S. Coolidge received Patent for Harness Attachment
2. In 1894, 116 Years ago Today, A. C. Richardson received Patent for Casket-lowering device, Patent No. 529,311
3. In 1913, 97 Years ago Today, Pioneering surgeon, Dr Daniel Hale Williams, becomes a member of the American College of Surgeons.
4. In 1913, 97 Years ago Today, The first Black elected to the American College of Surgeons was Dr. Daniel Hale Williams who was also the first person to perform openheart surgery.
5. In 1951, 59 Years ago Today, Janet Collins, Ballerina, becomes the first Black dancer to appear with the Metropolitan Opera Company.
6. In 1956, 54 Years ago Today, Supreme Court upheld lower court decision which banned segregation on city buses in Montgomery, Alabama. Federal injunctions prohibiting segregation on the buses were served on city, state and bus company officials, December 20. At two mass meetings Montgomery Blacks called off year-long bus boycott. Buses were inte…
7. In 1967, 43 Years ago Today, Carl Stokes, elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.
8. In 1985, 25 Years ago Today, Dwight Gooden, New York Mets pitcher won the Cy Young Award making him the youngest pitcher ever to win this prestigous award.