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

FEBRUARY 5

1934 Hank (Henry) Aaron (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Henry Aaron Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1968 Roberto Alomar (Puerto Rican Professional Baseball Player) Puerto Rican Sports Figures Baseball Latin American Sports Figures Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1840 The Republic of Texas Passes Legislation Regulating Free African Americans Republic of Texas Law & Legal Resources African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1851 Mount Saint Mary Academy Is Founded in Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Education Women Mount Saint Mary Academy Arkansas History Commission
1917 Over the Veto of President Wilson, Congress Passes Act to Restrict the Immigration of Eastern Europeans and Asians to the U.S. U.S. Congress President Wilson Immigrations Asian-American Heritage History Channel
1956 Percival Prattis Is the First African American Admitted to the National Press Club Journalism African-American History Historic First National Press Club PBS
1958 Clifton Wharton Is First African-American Chief of a Diplomatic Mission in Europe (Romania) U.S. Government Romania African-American History Historic First U.S. Department of State
1990 Barack Obama Is First African-American Elected President of the "Harvard Law Review" Education Law and Legal Resources African-American History Historic First Harvard Law Review New York Times
1994 Racist Byron de la Beckwith Sentenced to Life for 1963 Murder of Medgar Evers Mississippi Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage History Channel Court TV

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