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

MARCH 4

1877 Garrett Morgan (Kentucky-born African-American Inventor of a Traffic Light) Garrett Morgan Inventors and Inventions Automotive Safety African American Scientists & Mathematicians
1944 Bobby Womack (Ohio-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Bobby Womack Popular Musicians American Songwriters and Composers African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1950 Emilio Estefan (Cuban-American Music Producer, Songwriter) Cuban Performing Artists Popular Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1963 William Carlos Williams (New Jersey-born Latin-American Author, Physician) William Carlos Williams American Authors Poetry Latin-American Studies
Icon
Icon
1841 2 Members of the 2nd U.S. Infantry Are Wounded in a Skirmish with the Seminoles on Florida's Ocklawaha River Florida Seminole Indians War Florida Historical Society
1856 Georgia's Governor Is Given Authority to Call a Statewide Convention Should the U.S. Congress Enact Any Law Regulating or Prohibiting Slavery Georgia Government U.S. Congress Slavery Law University of Georgia
1857 In Florida, 12 Members of the U.S. 4th Artillery and 5th Infantry Are Killed When Attacked By Seminoles Near Big Cypress Swamp Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Society
1871 Virginia-born African-American, Josiah T. Walls, Is Sworn In as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida Virginia Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress African-American Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1917 Representative Jeannette Rankin of Montana Begins Her Term as First Female Member of Congress Jeannette Rankin U.S. Congress Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1929 Charles Curtis Is the First Native-American Vice-President Herbert Hoover Native-American Studies Historic Firsts U.S. Senate
Ruth Bryan Owen Begins Her First of Two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's Fourth Congressional District Florida Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Florida Historical Society
1933 Labor Secretary, Frances Perkins Is First Woman to Serve in a Presidential Cabinet American Presidency Women Historic Firsts New York Times

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail