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FEBRUARY 24

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México: Flag Day
(Celebration of the Plan of Iguala declaring Mexico's independence from Spain: 02/24/1821)
`México `Spain `Hispanic Heritage University of Birmingham
1811 David A. Payne (South Carolina-born African-American Historian, Educator, Religious Leader) David A. Payne Religion Educators of Note Famous African-Americans
1931 Lillie Brown (Alabama-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) Lillie Brown U.S. Civil Rights Movement Famous African-Americans
1947 Edward James Olmos (Los Angeles-born Latin-American Author) Edward James Olmos Actors Film Latin-American Studies Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1821 The Plan of Iguala Declares México's Independence from Spain `México `Spain `Hispanic Heritage Texas A&M University
1840 Former President John Quincy Adams Begins Arguments in the Amistad Case `U.S. Supreme Court `John Quincy Adams `The Amistad Case `African-American Heritage `History Channel
1863 Michigan Gives Its Full Endorsement of the Emancipation Proclamation Michigan Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation State of Michigan
1864 Rebecca Lee Is the First African-American Woman to Earn a Medical Degree Virginia Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Historic Firsts NIH USDA
1969 Wiley College Students Protest Faculty Hirings, Living Conditions, Cutbacks in Athletics Marshall, Texas Education African American Heritage Wiley College Texas State Historical Associaiton
1983 U.S. Congressional Commission Condemns World War II Internment of Japanese Americans U.S. Congress World War II Japanese American Internment New York Times
1986 King County, Washington Redesignates County Name in Memory of Martin Luther King Jr. King County, Washington Martin Luther King, Jr. African-American Heritage King County, Washington History Link
1997 U.S. FDA Names Six Brands of ''Morning-After'' Pills Safe and Effective Birth Control Food and Drug Administration Women Birth Control/Abortion New York Times

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