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


1897 Effa Manley (Pennsylvania-born African-American Co-owner of the Newark Eagles of the National Negro League ) Effa Manley Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1909 Wally Nelson (Arkansas-born African-American Peace Activist) Arkansas Political and Social Leaders War African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Ben Webster (Missouri-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Missouri Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1924 Sarah Vaughan (New Jersey-born African-American Singer, Pianist) Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocalist Famous African Americans
1934 Arthur Mitchell (New York City-born Dancer, Choreographer) New York City Performing Artists Dancer/Choreographer Famous African-Americans Internet Movie Database
1947 Tom Sullivan (Massachusetts-born Blind Popular Singer, Children's Author) Massachusetts Authors and Illustrators Blindness Singer Songwriter Young-adult Authors
1950 Julia Alvarez (New York City-born Latin-American Author, Poet, Educator) Julia Alvarez Latin-American Studies Poetry Education
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1814 Andrew Jackson Defeats Creek Indians at the Alabama Battle of Horseshoe Bend Andrew Jackson Creek Indians Creek War National Park Service Alabama Archives
1817 Antonio María Martínez Becomes the Last Governor of Spanish Texas Spain Texas Government Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Society
1819 President James Monroe Appoints Lawrence Taliaferro as an Indian Agent in Minnesota Minnesota U.S. Government President James Monroe Native-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1862 President Lincoln Replies to Letter Regarding Poor Treatment of Indians in Minnesota Minnesota Abraham Lincoln Native American Heritage Lincoln Papers
1863 President Lincoln Addresses a Group of Indian Chiefs in the East Room of White House The White House Abraham Lincoln Native American Heritage Lincoln Papers
1866 Andrew Johnson Vetoes Civil Rights Bill Andrew Johnson 14th Amendment Civil Rights Pearson Education (pdf) Spartacus
1890 Washington State Enacts Law Allowing Women to Vote in Local School District Elections Washington Government Women Law Education Voting Rights History Link
1897 Jane A. Ruley Is the First African-American Teacher Hired in Kitsap County, Washington Kitsup County, Washington Education African-American Heritage Historic Firsts History Link
1909 Gunjiro Aoki Weds Gladys Emery in Seattle, After Marriage Is Banned in California and Oregon Seattle, Washington California Oregon Civil Rights/Human Rights Asian-American Heritage History Link
1962 New Orleans Archdiocese Announces It Is Desegregating All Schools for the 62-63 School Year New Orleans Education Catholicism Education African-American Heritage New Orleans Archdiocese
1970 Georgia Ratifies the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Granting Women the Right to Vote Georgia Government Women Voting Rights 19th Amendment University of Georgia

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