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


1825 Samuel Bell Maxey (Kentucky-born U.S. Senator, Confederate General) Samuel Maxey U.S. Congress American Civil War Native American Tribes
1903 Mercer Cook (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Statesman, Educator) Washington, D.C. Political & Social Leaders U.S. Government African-American Social & Political Leaders African American Registry
1964 Tracy Chapman (Ohio-born African-American Popular Musician) Ohio Perfroming Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1979 Norah Jones (New York City-born Asian-American Singer, Songwriter) Norah Jones Popular Musicians Asian-American Studies 5 Grammys in 2002 for Don't Know Why
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2010 Jaime Escalante (Bolivian-American Educator) Jaime Escalante Educators of Note Mathematics Latin-American Political and Social Leaders
1870 15th Amendment Goes into Effect, Guaranteeing All Men the Right to Vote The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Voting Rights Civil Rights African-American History Library of Congress
1880 In Concord, Massachusetts, Louisa May Alcott Leads 20 Women Casting Their First Votes at the Town Meeting Concord, Massachusetts Louisa May Alcott Women Suffrage Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1932 Santa Is the First Mexican Movie with Sound Mexico Film Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1942 U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fishing Rights of Native Americans in Washington State Washington U.S. Supreme Court Native American Heritage Civil Rights History Link

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