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

JANUARY 21

1813 John C. Fremont (Georgia-born Explorer, Military Figures, Politician, Abolitionist) John C. Fremont California The Oregon Trail Abolition
1884 Roger (Nash) Baldwin (Massachusetts-born Founder of the ACLU) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights ACLU Biography.com
1941 Plácido Domingo (Spanish Tenor) Placido Domingo Mexico Opera Latin-American Studies
Richie Havens (New York-born African-American Singer, Songwriter) Richie Havens Popular Music African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1942 Edwin Starr (Tennessee-born African-American Singer, Songwriter) Tennessee Performing Artists Popular Music African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1965 Jason Mizell "Jam Master Jay" (New York City-born African-American Rapper) New York City Performing Artists Popular Music African-American Performing Artists Intenet Movie Database African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1984 Jackie Wilson (Detroit-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Jackie Wilson Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
Icon
Icon
1785 In Ohio, the Treaty of Fort McIntosh Cedes Large Indian Territories to the U.S. Government Ohio Native-American Heritage Forts Historic U.S> Documents Ohio Historical Society
1934 Atlanta's Citizens Trust Bank Is the City's First African-American Bank to be a Member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Atlanta, Georgia Business Historic Firsts African-American Heritage Citizens Trust Bank FDIC University of Georgia
1942 Count Basie and His Orchestra Record "One O'clock Jump." Count Basie Popular Music Jazz African-American Heritage New York Times
1969 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1987 Aretha Franklin Is the First Woman Inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Aretha Franklin American Woman Performing Artists Historic Firsts Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists Michigan
2001 Bush Administration Rescinds Federal Recognition of Seattle's Duwamish Tribe Seattle, Washington President Bush Duwamish Tribe Official Website History Link
2003 The U.S. Census Bureau Announces Hispanics Have Surpassed African-America's as America's Largest Minority Group U.S. Census Bureau Demographics Latin-American Heritage African-American Heritage Historic Firsts New York Times

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail