In 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1837 on this date, the oldest institution of higher education founded for African-American students. It is one the more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.
In 1890, F. J. Ferrell received Patent for Apparatus for Melting Snow
In 1942, Dorie MIller, a messman is awarded the Navy cross for his heroic deeds at Pearl Harbor.
In 1967, Ninety per cent of white Australians voted in today’s referendum for a proposal to count Aborigines in the census and to allow the federal government to make special laws for them.