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1918 Pearl Bailey (Virginia-born African-American Singer, Actress) Pearl Bailey Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1925 Emlen Tunnell (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African-American Studies African American Registry
1945 Walt Frazier (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Georgia Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1955 Earl Campbell (Texas-born African-American Member of the Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame African-American Studies
1956 LaToya Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Singer) Indiana Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Studies
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1973 Fannie Cobb Carter (West Virginia-born African-American Educator) West Virginia Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders West Virginia
1999 Joe Williams (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Joe Williams Blues and Jazz African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia
2009 Helen Levitt (New York City-born Photographer) Helen Levitt Photography
1856 U.S. Troops Suffer Two Fatalities in a Battle with Seminole Indians Near Chocoliska, Florida Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Society
1880 Women Are First Allowed to Vote in a Concord, Massachusetts School Board Election Concord, Massachusetts Women Education Election Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1939 Harlem Rens Defeat the Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, to Win the World Basketball Championship in Chicago Chicago Basketball African-American Sports Figures UCLA
Four Are Arrested for Protesting Expulsion of Seattle Students for Wearing Afros Seattle, Washington Education Crime African-American Heritage History Link
1979 Congress Releases Kennedy & King Assassination Reports Congress Robert Kennedy John F. Kennedy Dr. King National Archives and Records Adminstration

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