1897 - R. A. Butler patents train alarm.
1877 - Henry O. Flipper graduates West Point.
1971 - Vernon E.Jordan Jr.
1968 - Ellen Holly becomes the first African American on daytime television
1921 - Erroll Garner, keyboardist born
1921 - Bessie Coleman receives pilot's license
1864 - The Strategies of Battle
1864 - Congress helped Blacks in the military
R. A. Butler patents train alarm, patent #157,370.
Henry O. Flipper receives degree at West Point and becomes the first African American graduate.
On this day in 1971, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., former executive director of the United Negro College Fund, appointed executive director of the National Urban League.
On this day in 1968, Ellen Holly becomes the first African American on daytime television as Carla on One Life to Live.
On this day in 1921, Erroll Garner born in Pittsburgh,PA
On this day in 1921, Bessie Coleman attended the “…Ecole d’Aviation des Freres Caudron at Le Crotoy in Somme for a 10 month flight training course. Flying a French Nieuport Type 82, Bessie finished the course three months early and obtained her Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) license on June 15, 1921.
On this day in 1864, Grant outwitted Lee by shifting campaign from Cold Harbor to Petersburg. Surprise attack by Gen. W.F. (“Baldy”) Smith succeeded but Smith hesitated and permitted rebels to reinforce their lines. Gen. Charles J. Paine’s division spear-headed the attack, knocking mile-wide hole in Petersburg defense and capturing 200 of …
On this day in 1864, Congress passed bill equalizing pay, arms, equipment and medical services of Black troops.