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

FEBRUARY 15

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New York: Susan B. Anthony Day
(Since 2005, annual commemoration of the birth of Susan B. Anthony: 02/15/1820)
New York Government Susan B. Anthony Women Women's Suffrage Susan B. Anthony House
1820 Susan B. Anthony (Massachusetts-born Advocate of Women's Suffrage) Susan B. Anthony Women Women's Suffrage
1901 James "Kokomo" Arnold (Georgia-born Blues Musician) Georgia Performing Artists Blues and Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1902 Fay Jackson (Texas-born African-American Journalist) Texas Authors & Illustrators Journalism Film African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
1907 Cesar Romero (New York City-born Latin-American Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Hispanic Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1942 Caroline Robinson Jones (Michigan-born African-American Marketing Executive) Michigan Business Leaders Propaganda African-American Business Leaders African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1943 Thomas "Fats" Waller (New York-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Fats Waller Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1965 Nat "King" Cole (Alabama born African-American Jazz Pianist, Popular Singer)  Nat King Cole Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1804 New Jersey Is Last Northern State to Abolish Slavery New Jersey Slavery Rutgers University
1839 The Delaware General Assembly Enacts Legislation Requiring Upwards of 39 Lashes and 7 Years Imprisonment for Negroes Convicted of Larceny Delaware Government Racism Law African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1851 Abolitionists Rescue Fugitive Slave, Shadrach Minkins, From Capture The Rescue of Shadrach Minkins Slavery African-American History Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1879 President Hayes Signs Bill Allowing Women to Argue Cases Before Supreme Court President Hayes Women U.S. Supreme Court Court TV
1934 Ella Fitzgerald Is "Discovered" While Performing at Harlem's Apollo Theater New York City Ella Fitzgerald Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Virginia Historical Society
2000 Washington's Suquamish Tribe Begins Commercial Clam Harvest on Private non-Indian Land Washington Suquamish Tribe Business History Link

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