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


1925 Ed Wilson (Maryland-born African-American Metal Sculptor) Ed Wilson African-American Artists
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1953 Jim Thorpe (Oklahoma-born Native-American Olympic Champion; Member of the College and Professional Football Hall's of Fame) Jim Thorpe Native American Studies College Football Hall of Fame Professional Football Hall of Fame 1912 Summer Olympic Games
1958 W.C. Handy (Alabama-born African-American Jazz Musician, Composer) W.C. Handy Jazz Composers Famous African Americans
1992 William Maupins (Minnesota Civil Rights Leader) Minnesota Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1845 Mexico Denounces U.S. Inviting Republic of Texas to Join the United States Mexico Mexican-American War Hispanic Heritage PBS
1882 Elijah McCoy Receives U.S. Patent #255,443 for a Lubricator to be Used by Railroads Elijah McCoy Railroads Inventors & Inventions Patent Diagram African-American Scientists & Inventors African American Registry
1898 Supreme Court Rules Child Born in U.S. to Chinese Immigrants Is a U.S. Citizen and May Not Be Deported U.S. Supreme Court Immigration Asian-American Heritage Oyez
1919 A State Farm for Women Is Created in Jacksonville, Arkansas Jacksonville, Arkansas Women Farming & Agriculture Arkansas History Commission
1965 Martin Luther King Leads Alabama Marchers from Selma to the Steps of the Capital in Montgomery Selma to Montgomery March Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Heritage BBC
1999 The Baltimore Orioles Defeat the Cuban National Team 3-2 in 11 Innings Cuban Sports Figures Maryland Sports Figures Major League Baseball Baseball Hispanic Sports Figures New York Times

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