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1869 Virgilio Dávila (Puerto Rican Poet) Virgilio Dávila Poetry Latin-American Studies
1901 Richmond Barthé (Mississippi-born African-American Sculptor) Richmond Barthe American Artists Famous African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1960 Zora Neale Hurston (Florida-born African-American Author) Zora Neale Hurston American Authors African American Authors
1976 Vivian Henderson (Tennessee-born African-American Educator, Civil Rights Advocate) Tennessee Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Civil Rights/human Rights African American Political and Social Leaders Atlanta University Time University of Georgia
1986 Ronald McNair (South Carolina-born African-American Physicist, Astronaut Killed in the Challenger Disaster) Ronald McNair Physics Famous African Americans Astronauts
Ellison S. Onizuka (Hawaii-born Asian-American Astronaut Killed in the Challenger Disaster) Hawaii Asian-American Explorers and Aviators Astronauts
1825 Delaware's General Assembly Bars African-Americans from Coming Within a 1/2 Mile of Polling Booths on Election Day Delaware Racism Voting Rights Laws African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1908 Julia Ward Howe Is the First Woman Elected to American Academy of Arts & Letters Julia Ward Howe Women Historic Firsts Library of Congress Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1958 Roy Campanella Is Paralyzed in Auto Accident Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Automobile Safety Special Needs Education Famous African Americans
1963 Harvey Gantt Is the First African-American Student Admitted to Clemson University South Carolina Education Education U.S. Civil Rights Movement African American Heritage Historic Firsts Clemson University (pdf)
1988 Canada's Supreme Court Declares Abortion Ban Unconstitutional Canada Law and Legal Resources Abortion Child Rights Television News Archive
1989 In South Africa, Ultraconservative Members of the Afrikaaner Resistance Movement Organize the White Freedom Movement South Africa Apartheid South African History
1997 Appearing Before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Four Police Officers Admit to Killing Black anti-Apartheid Leader Stephen Biko 1997 South African Political and Social Leaders Apartheid Crime Law and Legal Resources History Channel

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