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


1854 Joseph Charles Price (North Carolina-born African-American Educator) North Carolina Social Leaders Education Religion Famous African Americans African Americans Registry
1907 Grace Towns Hamilton (Georgia-born Civil Rights Activist) Grace Towns Hamilton U.S. Civil Rights Politics and Elections African American Political and Social Leaders
1909 "Chick" Webb (Maryland-born African-American Jazz Drummer) Maryland Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African Americans Registry
1927 Leontyne Price (Mississippi-born African-American Operatic Singer) Leontyne Price Opera African American Performing Artists
1939 Roberta Flack (North Carolina-born African-American Grammy Winning Popular Singer) North Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans Four-time Grammy Award Winner The Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1992 Alex Haley (New York-born African-American Author) Alex Haley American Authors Famous African Americans
2005 Fritz Scholder (Minnesota-born Native-American Artist) Fritz Scholder American Artists, Architects & Designers Native-American Heritage
1780 Massachusetts' African-American, Paul Cuffe, Protests Taxation without the Right to Vote Paul Cuffe U.S. Civil Rights Voting Taxation African-American History University of Houston
1787 The Delaware General Assembly Passes a Law Banning Slave Trade in the State Delaware Slavery Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1852 The Texas Legislature Confirms Ownership of 234 Land Grants in Five South Texas Counties by the Original Spanish and Mexican Grantees Spain Mexico Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1874 African-American Inventor, Lewis Latimer, Receives His First Patent Lewis Latimer Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1881 Alabama's Legislature Establishes Tuskegee Institute as Normal School for Education of Colored Teachers Alabama Education Racism African-American Heritage Alabama Archives
1944 Army Nurse Ellen Ainsworth Is Critically Wounded at the Battle of Anzio as the Only American Woman Killed by Enemy Fire in World War II Italy Wisconsin Military Figures American Female Military Figures World War II Wisconsin Historical Society
1964 U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by a Vote of 290-130 U.S. House of Representatives Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1975 William Julius "Judy" Johnson of the Negro Baseball League Is Elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame Delaware Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures State of Delaware
1989 Democrat's Ron Brown Is the First African American to Head a Major U.S. Political Party Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Politics African-American History History Channel
1992 Bonnie Blair, Is First American Woman to Win Gold Medals in an Event in Consecutive Winter Olympics Bonnie Blair Speed Skating American Women Sports Figures 1992 Winter Olympic Games Historic Firsts The New York Times

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