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1868 W.E.B. DuBois (Massachusetts-born African-American Author, Educator, Civil Rights/Human Rights Activist) W.E.B. DuBois African-American Political and Social Leaders American Authors Educators of Note
1925 Louis Stokes (Ohio-born African-American Member of the U.S. Congress) Louis Stokes U.S. Congress African-American Political and Social Leaders
1929 Elston Howard (Missouri-born First African-American to Play for the New York Yankees) Missouri Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1937 Claude Brown (New York City-born African-American Author) New York City Author & Illustrators African-American Authors African American Registry
1939 Esteban "Steve" Jordan (Texas-born Latin-American Accordionist) Esteban Jordan Folk & Ethnic Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists
1942 Haki Madhubuti (Arkansas-born African-American Author) Arkansas Author & Illustrators African-American Authors African American Registry
1951 Shigefumi Mori (Japanese Mathematician Awarded the 1990 Fields Medal) Japanese Scientists & Mathematicians Asian-American Scientists & Mathematicians Awarded 1990 Fields Medal
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1892 Peter D. Smith of Springfield, Ohio, Is Issued a U.S. Patent 469,279 for a "Grain Binder" Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Inventors & Inventions African-American Inventors St. Louis Public Library
Henry Bowman of Worcester, MA Issued Patent 463,395 for "Method for Making Flags" Massachusetts Scientists & Mathematicians Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Inventors & Inventions African-American Inventors St. Louis Public Library
1910 In Portland, Oregon, Women Protest Against the High Steps on the City's Street Cars Portland, Oregon Women Transportation SalemOregon.com
1960 F. M. Jones Issued Patent for a "Thermostat and Temperature Control System" Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Inventors & Inventions African-American Inventors St. Louis Public Library
1961 U.S. National Council of Churches Endorses Artificial Contraception as Aid to Family Planning Religion Family Child Advocacy National Council of Churches Concordia
2000 Carlos Santana Wins 8 Grammy Awards, Tying Michael Jackson's 1983 Record Mexican Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Latin American Performing Artists The Grammy Awards CNN
2004 U.S. Marines Arrive in Haiti Haiti CNN African American Registry

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