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


1893 Dox Thrash (Georgia-born African-American Painter, Printer) Georgia Artists American Artists African-American Artists Griffin Technical College Library African American Registry
1943 Joseph Schwantner (Chicago-born Composer)  Chicago Composers American Composers
1974 Marcus Camby (Connecticut-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Connecticut Sports Figures Basketball Notable African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1621 Plymouth Colony & Neighboring Indians Agree to 50-year Peace Treaty Plymouth Colony Native-American Studies Plimouth Colony Concordia
1622 Powhatan Indians Massacre 347 Jamestown Settlers Jamestown, Virginia Native-American Studies Colonial America Death Virtual Jamestown Virginia Historical Society
1794 Congress Bans the Transportation of Slaves Aboard U.S. Ships U.S. Congress Slavery Naval History Yale University
1824 White Settlers Massacre Peaceful Seneca and Miami Indians Near Fall Creek in Madison County, Indiana Madison County, Indiana Seneca Indians Miami Indians Death Conner Prairie
1864 President Lincoln Sends to the Senate a Treaty with the Shawnee Indians Abraham Lincoln U.S. Senate Shawnee Indians Lincoln Papers
President Lincoln Remarks: "I never knew a man who wished to be himself a slave...." Abraham Lincoln Slavery Lincoln Papers
1866 The Texas State Central Committee of Colored Men Is Convened in Austin Austin, Texas African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Society
1874 The Young Men's Hebrew Association Is Founded in New York City New York City Judaism Historic Firsts Jewish Encyclopedia New York Historical Society
1877 The Wisconsin Legislature Passes a Bill Allowing Women to Join the State Bar Wisconsin Government Women Law and Legal Resources Wisconsin Bar Association Wisconsin Historical Society
1881 The State of Delaware Pledges $2,400 of Taxpayers' Money Annually for the Support of African-American Schools Delaware Education Racism Education Economics African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1893 Smith Freshmen 5, Sophomores 4 in First Official Women's Basketball Game Massachusetts Women Basketball Historic Firsts Smith College
1922 In Delaware, the Harrington Town Council Forbids All Sunday Sales Except in Hotels, Drug Stores, Restaurants, and Boarding Houses Harrington, Delaware Religion Economics Law State of Delaware
1956 Dr. Martin Luther King Is Convicted of Organizing the Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Crime U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Heritage BBC
1972 Congress Sends the Proposed Equal Rights Amendment for Women on to the States for Ratification U.S. Congress Women U.S. Constitution History Channel New York Times
1973 Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova Play the First of 80 Matches Against Each Other Martina Navratilova Chris Evert American Women Sports Figures Tennis New York Times
1978 U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Seattle Schools' Right to Implement a Busing Plan for Integration Seattle Washington U.S. Suipreme Court Education U.S. Civil Rights 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Oyez

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