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1867 - The Louisiana constitutional conventiion (forty-nine

        white delegates and forty-nine African American

        delegates) meets in Mechanics Institute in New

        Orleans, Louisiana.

 

1897 - J.L. Love receives a patent for the ppencil sharpener.

 

1897 - Andrew J. Beard receives a patent forr the "jerry

        coupler," still is use today to connect railroad

        cars.

 

1905 - Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physsician, is named

        minister to Haiti.  He will be the last African

        American minister to Haiti during this period in

        history.

 

1934 - "Imitation of Life" premierres in New York City. Starring

        Claudette Colbert, Louise Beavers, and Fredi Washington,

        it is the story of a white woman and an African American

        woman who build a pancake business while the latter's

        daughter makes a desperate attempt to pass for white.

 

1944 - Eugene Washington is born in LaPorte,, Texas.  He will become a

        professional football player, playing wide receiver. He will

        play for the Minnesota Vikings (1967–1972) and the Denver

        Broncos (1973–1974). He will wear #84 for Minnesota and Denver.

        He will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in

        2011.

 

1965 - Mike Garrett, a University of Southerrn California

        running back with 4,876 total yards and 3,221 yards

        rushing, is announced as the Downtown Athletic Club's

        Heisman Trophy winner of 1965. He is the University of

        Southern California's first Heisman Trophy winner.  He

        will go on to play eight years in the pros, first with

        the Kansas City Chiefs and later with the San Diego

        Chargers, and be elected to the National Football Hall

        of Fame in 1985.

 

1980 - One thousand persons from twenty fivee states gather in

        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and form the National Black

        Independent Party.

 

1988 - Al Raby, the civil rights leader who convinced Martin

        Luther King, Jr. to bring his movement to Chicago,

        joins the ancestors succumbing to a heart attack.

         

1988 - South African President Pieter Botha gives a reprieve

        to the Sharpeville Six.

 

1991 - Evander Holyfield retains the heavyweeight boxing title,

        by KO over Bert Cooper in the seventh round.

 

 

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The source for these facts are "Encyclopedia Britannica,

"InfoBeat," "I, Too, Sing America - The African American

Book of Days," "Before the Mayflower", "Black Firsts" and 

independent research by Rene’ A. Perry.

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