24 November-Today's All facts
1865 - Black Codes enacted

Mississippi passed the so-called “Black Codes” that barred blacks from jury service, testifying against whites in trials, bearing arms, and attending white schools.

1971 - Prison rebellion, Rahway State Prison, New Jersey

On this date in 1971, a Prison rebellion occurred at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey.

1880 - Southern University established

On this date in 1880, Southern University established.

1880 - The Baptist Foreign Mission Convention Occurred

On this date in 18810, more than 150 delegates from Baptist Churches in eleven states organized the Baptist Foreign Mission Convention of the United States at a meeting in Montgomery, Alabama. Rev. William H. McAlphine was elected president.

1874 - Swails reelected

On this date in 1874, Stephen A Swails was reelected president pro tem of the senate.

1874 - Robert B. Elliott

On this date in 1874, Robert B. Elliott elected Speaker of the lower house of the South Carolina legislature.

1868 - Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, was born.

On this date in 1868, Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, was born in Texarkana, Texas. A skilled pianist and composer, Joplin started a 20-year ragtime craze with the release of his composition “Maple Leaf Rag” in 1897, during the Gay Nineties.