1. In 1839, 172 Years ago Today, Inventor Edmond Berger patented the spark plug.
2. In 1862, 149 Years ago Today, District of Columbia abolishes slavery
3. In 1892, 119 Years ago Today, Carter Williams Received Patent for Canopy Frame
4. In 1892, 119 Years ago Today, F. R. Perryman Received Patent for Caterers’ tray table
5. In 1897, 114 Years ago Today, Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram scooper, patent #576,395
6. In 1915, 96 Years ago Today, Biologist Ernest E. Just receives the Spingarn medal for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization.
7. In 1948, 63 Years ago Today, President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures.
8. In 1956, 55 Years ago Today, Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers Record “Touch the Hem of His Garment,” Their bigest and best known single.
9. In 1962, 49 Years ago Today, Seven whites and four Blacks arrested after all-night sit-in at Englewood, N.J., city hall.
10. In 1971, 40 Years ago Today, R. G. Bayliss & D. D. Emrick received Patent for Encapsulation process & it’s product
11. In 1989, 22 Years ago Today, In Tampa,Florida, a rebellion followed the suspicious death of Edgar Allen Price, a police suspect who died during an arrest. Police contended that Price “hit his head on the ground several times.”