1. In 1890, 120 Years ago Today, W. A. Martin received Patent for Lock
2. In 1892, 118 Years ago Today, Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, published the first Black medical journal.
3. In 1929, 81 Years ago Today, “Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work” campaign began in Chicago with picketing of Chain stores on South Side, fall. The campaign spread to New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles and other cities and continued throughout the Depression.
4. In 1929, 81 Years ago Today, Mordecai W. Johnson received Spingarn Medal for his work as the first Black president of Howard University.
5. In 1929, 81 Years ago Today, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporated.
6. In 1959, 51 Years ago Today, Colin Luther Powell Promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant:
7. In 1960, 50 Years ago Today, Poet Langston Hughes presented Spingarn Medal and cited as “the poet laureate of the Negro race.”
8. In 1960, 50 Years ago Today, Two U.S. courts issued temporary injunctions to prevent eviction of about seven hundred Black sharecroppers in Haywood and Fayetter counties, Tennessee for registering to vote.
9. In 1966, 44 Years ago Today, Fifth day of Kwanzaa, Celebrating the Fifth of Seven Principles, Nia (Purpose)