Return Today in the History of America's Diversity Heritage Return

JANUARY 7

1908 Henry "Red" Allen (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) New Orleans Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African-American Registry
1911 Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen (Florida-born African-American Actress) Florida Performing Artists Actors Gone with the Wind African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
1917 Ulysses Kay (Arizona-born African-American Composer) Arizona Composers American Composers African American Composers African-American Registry
1919 Dorothy Lavinia Brown (Pennsylvania-born African-American Surgeon) Pennsylvania Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Professionals African American Scientists & Mathematicians African-American Registry
1928 Zora Neale Hurston (Florida-born African-American Writer, Folklorist) Zora Neale Hurston African-American Authors
1951 Minfong Ho (Burmese-American Children's Author) Minfong Ho Primary Children's Authors Young-adult Authors Asian-American Authors
1981 Lewis Hamilton (English Race Car Driver; First Black Driver to Win a Formula One Race) English Sports Figures Auto Racing African-American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1864 Caleb Blood Smith (Massachusetts-born Statesman, Federal Judge) Caleb Blood Smith Abraham Lincoln U.S. Government Native American Studies
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1839 In Marion, Alabama, Judson College, Opens as a Baptist College for Women Marion, Alabama Women Education Judson College Alabama State Archive
In Macon, Georgia, Wesleyan College Opens Its Doors for the First 90 Women Macon, Georgia Women Education Wesleyan College University of Georgia
1841 Company I, 3rd Artillery, United States Army Engages in Fighting with Seminole Indians Near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Seminole Indians Indian Wars Florida Historical Society
1890 African-American Inventor, W.B. Purvis, Patents the Fountain Pen Pennsylvania Scientists & Mathematicians Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African-American Registry
1927 The Harlem Globetrotters Play Their First Basketball Game in Hinckley, Illinois Hinckley, Ilinois Basketball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts The Harlem Globetrotters African-American Registry
1955 Marian Anderson First Performs with the New York Metropolitan Opera Marian Anderson Opera Metropolitan Opera African-American Performing Artists Library of Congress

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