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1882 Emma Rochelle Wheeler (Florida-born African-American Physician) Florida Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Profession African-American Scientists and Mathematicians African American Registry
1920 An Wang (Chinese-American Computer Pioneer) Chinese Scientists & Inventors Inventors History of Computer Technology Asian-American Scientists & Inventors National Inventors Hall of Fame
Performing Artists
1883 Eubie Blake (Maryland-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) Eubie Blake Jazz Musicians African American Perofrming Artists
1966 Chris Rock (South Carolina-born African-American Comedic Actor) South Carolina Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Biography.com African American Registry
Sports Figures
1937 Juan Pizarro (Puerto Rican-born Professional Baseball Player) Puerto Rico Baseball Latin-American Studies
1973 Juwan Howard (Chicago-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Chicago Sports Figures Basketball Famous African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1976 Cecil E. Newman (Minnesota Publisher of Two African-American Newspapers) ) Minnesota Media Journalism African-American Authors Minnesota Historical Society
1979 Gwen Sawyer Cherry (First African-American Woman to Serve in the Florida Legislature) Florida Political and Social Leaders Politics African-American Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
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1706 In New Mexico, the Villa San Francisco de Alburquerque Is Founded by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdes and 12 Families Albuquerque, New Mexico Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1822 The Delaware House Fails to Abolish Slavery by a Vote of 11-6 Delaware Government Slavery Votes State of Delaware
1886 White Mob Tries to Force All Chinese Out of Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Racisim Asian-American Heritage History Link
1893 In Alaska, Fire Destroys 24 Homes at Metlakatla, Founded Six Years Earlier by Tsimshean Indians Who Migrated from Canada Metlakatla, Alaska Native American Heritage Fire Alaska Historical Society
1926 The First National Negro Week Is Initiated by Carter Woodson Carter Woodson African-American History Famous Firsts The Freeman Institute African American Registry
1969 Diane Crump Becomes the First Female Jockey in Thoroughbred Racing at Florida's Hialeah Track Florida Horse Racing American Female Sports Figures Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1970 At the University of Delaware, Members of the Black Student Union Call for the Appointment of an Afro-American Studies Professor Delaware Education Education African-American Heritage University of Delaware State of Delaware
2000 Tiger Woods Wins 6th Consecutive Professional Tournament with Amazing Comeback at Pebble Beach Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures Asian-American Sports Figures New York Times

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