1. In 1895, 116 Years ago Today, North Carolina Legislature, dominated by Black Republicans and white Populists, adjourned for the day to mark the death of Frederick Douglass.
2. In 1899, 112 Years ago Today, E. P. Ray Received Patent for Chair supporting device
3. In 1956, 55 Years ago Today, Dr. King is indicted on the charge of conspiracy.
4. In 1961, 50 Years ago Today, Otis Boykin, Inventor, patented the Electrical Resistor. U.S. 2,972,726 He is responsible for inventing the electrical device used in all guided missiles and IBM computers, plus 26 other electronic devices including a control unit for an artificial heart stimulator (pacemaker).
5. In 1965, 46 Years ago Today, Tragedy at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.