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

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1911 Charles "Honi" Coles (Pennsylvania-born African-American Tap Dancer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Dance Stage & Theater Film African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1918 Charles White (Chicago-born African-American Graphic Artist, Painter, Instructor) Charles White African American Artists African American Registry
1939 Marvin Gaye (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Popular Singer) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans Biography.com African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1902 Esther Morris (First Women Judge in U.S. history ) Wyoming Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources History Channel
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1855 John Mercer Langston of Lorain County, Ohio Is the First African-American Elected to Public Office Lorain County, Ohio Elections Historic Firsts African-American Heritage Ohio Historical Society
1863 Women Riot in Richmond, Virginia Protesting Bread Shortages Richmond, Virginia Women Foods and Nutrition American Civil War History Channel
1917 Montana's Jeannette Rankin Takes Her Seat as the First Woman Ever Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives Jeannette Rankin U.S. House of Representatives American Women Political Leaders Historic Firsts History Channel
1984 Georgetown's John Thompson Is the First African-American Coach to Win a Men's NCAA Basketball Championship Georgetown Basketball Basketball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts African American Registry

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