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

JANUARY 19

1906 Anna Tanneyhill (Massachusetts-born African-American Educator, Rights Advocate for Minority Youth) Massachusetts Political and Leaders Child Advocacy African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1918 John H. Johnson (Arkansas-born Publisher of Ebony Magazine) Arkansas Buisness Leaders Journalism Business & Economics Noted African Americans African American Registry
1931 Carl Brashear (Kentucky-born First African-American Master Diver in the U.S. Navy) Kentucky Military Leaders Noted African Americans African American Registry
1942 Par Mora (Texas-born Latin-American Poet, Children's Author) Pat Mora Primary Children's Authors Poetry Latin Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1996 A.G. Gaston (Alabama-born African-American Business & Civil Rights Leader) A.G. Gaston U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Business Leaders
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1735 Hanged in Savannah, Alice Riley Is the First Women Executed in Georgia Savannah, Georgia Colonial History Women Capital Punishment Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1852 Georgia's Governor Signs Act Creating the Georgia Academy for the Bind, Macon Macon, Georgia Education Blindness Official Website University of Georgia
1891 Josť Mosqueda Leads a Robbery of the Rio Grande Railroad Texas Railroad Crime Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1894 African-American Railroad Worker, John Hardy, Is Hanged in McDowell County, WV McDowell County, West Virginia Capital Punishment African-American Heritage West Virginia State Archives
1954 Patent 2,666,298 Is Issued to African-American Inventor, F.M. Jones, for a Defroster Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Inventors & Inventions Noted African Americans St. Louis Public Library
1959 Three Federal Judges Rule That the State of Virginia Cannot Close Schools to Avoid Integration Virginia Education Racism Education Law & Legal Resources 14th Amendment Virginia Historical Society
The Virginia Supreme Court Finds That Cutting Off State School Funds to Prevent Integration Violates the State Constitution Virginia Education Racism Education Law & Legal Resources 14th Amendment Virginia Historical Society
1970 Louisiana's Governor Urges Defiance of Court-Mandated Bussing to Desegregate Schools Louisiana Education Human Rights/Civil Rights Law & Legal Resources Louisiana Secretary of State
1976 A Federal District Judge Rules the Milwaukee Public Schools Are Illegally Segregated in Violation of the 14th Amendment Milwaukee , Wisconsin Racism Education Law & Legal Resources 14th Amendment Wisconsin Historical Society
1977 President Gerald R. Ford Pardons Iva Toguri, "Tokyo Rose" President Ford Propaganda World War II Asian-American Heritage History Channel
2001 U.S. Department of Interior Gives Federal Recognition to Seattle's Duwamish Tribe Washington U.S. Government Duwamish Tribe Official Website History Link

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