1. In 1845, J. Hawkins received Patent for Gridiron
2. In 1872, Thomas J. Martin awarded patent for fire extinguisher.
3. In 1937, William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands).
4. In 1986, Colin Luther Powell Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General:
5. In 1992, Mike Tyson is sentenced to 10 years for rape.
6. In 2002, The first class-action lawsuit for reparations was filed in U.S. District Court in NY City.