Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.


1. In 1822, Denmark Vessy led slave rebellion in South Carolina.

2. In 1865, Saint Philip A.M.E. Church was established, the oldest A.M.E. Church in the state of Georgia.

3. In 1885, Elijah McCoy Received Patent for Steam Dome.

4. In 1900, S. W. Gunn received Patent for Boot or Shoe (variation)

5. In 1970, Kenneth A. Gibson Elected Mayor of Newark, NN. becoming the first black mayor of a major eastern U.S. city. He Served 16 years as mayor of that city. first African American president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

6. In 1975, Adam Wade hosts the Nationally televised game show Musical Chairs. He is the first African American game show host.

7. In 1976, Hector Petersen, a 13 year old Soweto schoolboy is the first to die in what will become the “Children’s Crusade”, the first nationwide black South African uprising in the 1970’s. The violence will last 16 month and result in 5700 death, 3,900 injuries, and 5,900 detentions.

8. In 1996, Natalie Cole’s album, Unforgettable is released.

9. In 2002, Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open Golf Tournament.

10. In 2006, Barry Bonds hits his 718th home run leaving him 37 behind Hank Aaron’s record of 755 Career home runs.

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