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MARCH 19

1748 Elias Hicks (New York-born Quaker Minister; Abolitionist) New York Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Quakers Abolition
1887 José Méndez (Cuban-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Cuban Sports Figures Latin-American Sports Figures National Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1894 Moms Mabley (North Carolina-born African-American Comedian) North Carolina Performing Artists American Performing Artists African American Performing Artists Writer's Almanac African American Registry
1890 Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (Rhode Island-born African-American Sculptor) Elizabeth Prophet American Artists African-American Artists
1943 Mario Jose Molina (Mexican-American Chemist: 1995 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Mario Jose Molina Chemistry Ozone Latin-American Scientists & Mathematicians 1995 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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1826 Cherokee Leader, John Dunn Hunter, Arrives in Mexico City Seeking a Cherokee Settlement in Texas Mexico Texas Cherokee Indians Texas State Historical Association
1838 West Virginia's Grave Creek Mound, a Native American Burial Mound, Is Opened Grave Creek Mound Woodland People Official Website West Virginia State Archive
1840 In San Antonio, Republic of Texas Soldiers Kill 30 Comanche Indians, Including 5 Women and Children Republic of Texas Commanche Indians Death Texas State Historical Association
1867 A Treaty Signed in Washington, D.C., Establishes the White Earth Reservation for Ojibwe Tribes in Minnesota Minnesota Washington, D.C. Ojibwe Historic U.S. Documents Minnesota Historical Society
1928 Amos 'n' Andy Premieres on Radio Radio African-American Heritage History Channel
1966 Texas Western Is the First Team to Win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Starting Five African-American Players NCAA Mens Basketball Basketball African-American Heritage Historic Firsts University of Texas El Paso New York Times African American Registry History Channel
1968 Howard University Students Seize the University's Administration Building for Four Days Vietnam War Civil Rights African-American Heritage Howard University

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