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1841 Grafton Tyler Brown (Pennsylvania-born African-American Western Landscape Artist) Pennsylvania Artists, Architects and Designers African-American Artists, Architects and Designers African American Registry
1866 John Frank Wheaton (Maryland-born African-American Politician: First African-American to Graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School) Maryland Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1880 James R. Europe (Alabama-born African-American Composer, Bandleader) Alabama Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1888 Horace Pippin (Pennsylvania-born African-American Painter) Horace Pippin African-American Artists, Architects and Designers
1900 Luis Buńuel (Spanish-Mexican Film Director) Spanish Performing Artists Filmmakers Hispanic Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1938 Ishmael Reed (Tennessee-born African-American Poet) Tennessee Authors & Ilustrators Poetry African-American Authors & Ilustrators African American Registry
1950 Julius Erving (New York-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Julius Erving Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
Michael Chang (New Jersey-born Asian-American Professional Tennis Player) New Jersey Sports Figures Tennis Asian-American Sports Figures
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1838 Angelina Grimké Is the First U.S. Woman to Address a Legislative Body When She Presents anti-Slavery Petitions at the Massachusetts State House Massachusetts Government Angelina Grimké Slavery American Women Politicial and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1844 Arkansas' First State Temperance Convention Is Held in Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Substance Abuse Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1855 The Ojibwe Sign a Treaty Ceding to the U.S. Government a Major Portion of Heavily Wooded North-Central Minnesota Minnesota Ojibwe Historic Documents Minnesota Historical Society
1865 Tennessee Adopts a New Constitution Abolishing Slavery Tennessee Slavery The New York Times
1898 White Mob Kills Black South Carolina Postmaster and His Infant Daughter South Carolina Racism U.S. Civil Rights Movement Death University of South Carolina Aiken
1909 Arkansas' First Meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Is Held in Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas American Revolution Historic Firsts Arkansas DAR Arkansas History Commission
1911 States' Legislature Establishes the West Virginia Colored Orphans' Home Near Huntington West Virginia Racism Child Advocacy African-American Heritage West Virginia State Archive
1988 First Grammy Award Is Presented for Rap Grammy Awards Rap Music African American Registry

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