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FEBRUARY 13

1873 Emmet J. Scott (Texas-born African-American Educator, Author) Texas Political and Social Leaders Booker T. Washington Education Famous African Americans African American Registry
1919 Eddie Robinson (Louisiana-born African-American Football Coach; Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Eddie Robinson Famous African Americans Football
1933 Leeann W. Chin (Chinese-American Restaurateur) Chinese Business Leaders Minnesota Business Leaders Business Asian-American Business Leaders Lee Ann China Asian to Go Minnesota Historical Society
1968 Kelly Hu (Hawaiian-born Asian-American Actress) Hawaiian Performing Artists Actors Film Asian-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1793 Father Antonio Paterna (California-born Latin-American Founder of Mission Santa Barbara) California Political and Social Leaders California Missions Hispanic Political and Social Leaders Mission Sanata Barbara
1977 Manuel Trazazas Gonzaullas (Latin-American Texas Ranger) Texas Political and Social Leaders Crime Hispanic Political and Social Leaders Texas State Historical Association
2010 Lucille Clifton (New York-born African-American Poet) Lucille Clifton Poetry American Women Authors African-American Poetry
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1855 Michigan Legislature Passes Provisions to Protect Escaped Slaves Michigan Slavery Law and legal Resources State of Michigan
1857 Isanti County, Minnesota Is Created and Named for a Dakota Band That Lived in the Region in the 17th Century Isanti County, Minnesota Dakota Indians Minnesota Historical Society
1861 Bernard J.D. Irwin Earns the First Medal of Honor in an Arizona Conflict with Apache Indians Irish Military Figures Arizona Apache American Military Figures Historic Firsts History Channel
1892 World's Fair Colored Opera Company: First African-Americans at Carnegie Hall New York City Opera African-American HIstory African American Registry
1905 President Theodore Roosevelt Outlines His Plan for Racial, Social and Economic Equality in America President Theodore Roosevelt The American Presidency Racism History Channel
1913 La Prensa, a Spanish-Language Daily Newspaper Is First Published in San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas Journalism Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
Labor Activist, "Mother" Jones, Is Arrested in Charleston, West Virginia Mother Jones Charleston, West Virginia Labor Human Rights/Civil Rights West Virginia Archives
1920 Negro National Baseball League Is Organized at a Kansas City YMCA Rube Foster Negro Baseball African-American History Negro League Baseball Players Association African American Registry
1956 Georgia's Senate Votes 39-0 to Declare Brown v. Board of Education Null and Void in Georgia Georgia Education African-American Heritage Brown v. Board of Education University of Georgia
1970 Joseph L Searles First African-American Member of New York Stock Exchange Markets and Investments African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1974 James "Cool Papa" Bell Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Cool Papa Bell Famous African-Americans Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Library
1995 Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Hideo Nomo, a Five-time All-Star in the Japanese Leagues Japanese Sports Figures Los Angeles Los Angeles Dodgers Asian-American Sports Figures New York Times
2005 Ray Charles Receives 8 Grammy Awards Posthumously Ray Charles Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists The Grammy Awards BBC

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