On This Day In Black History: February 2

February 2, 2017

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1897; Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram scooper, patent #576,395


1862; District of Columbia abolishes slavery

1948; President Truman sent Congress a special message urging adoption of a civil rights program, including a fair employment practices commission and anti-lynching and anti-poll tax measures.

1839; Inventor Edmond Berger patented the spark plug.

1915; Biologist Ernest E. Just receives the Spingarn medal for his pioneering in cell division and fertilization.