1. In 1688, 323 Years ago Today, First formal protest against slavery by organized white body in English America made by Germantown (Pa.) Quakers at monthly meeting. The historic “Germantown Protest” denounced slavery and the slave trade.
2. In 1865, 146 Years ago Today, Rebels abandoned Charleston. First Union troops to enter the city included Twenty-first U.S.C.T., followed by two companies of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers.
3. In 1896, 115 Years ago Today, H. Grenon received Patent for Razor Stropping Device.
4. In 1957, 54 Years ago Today, Time magazine puts Dr. King on its cover.