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1817 Mathilde Anneke (German-American Women's Rights Advocate in Wisconsin) German Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Women Rights Wisconsin Historical Society
1934 Jim Parker (Georgia-born African-American member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Georgia  Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures
1944 Tony Orlando (New York City-born Latin-American Singer) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1961 Eddie Murphy (New York City-born African-American Comedian, Actor) Eddie Murphy Actors Famous African Americans
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1950 Carter Woodson (Virginia-born African-American Historian: Founder of Black History Month) Carter Woodson African-American History
1990 Sarah Vaughan (New Jersey-born African-American Singer) Sarah Vaughan Popular Musicians Famous African Americans History Channel
1996 Ron Brown (Washington, D.C.-born African-American U.S. Secretary of Commerce: Plane Crash in Croatia) Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Croatia Bill Clinton Air Disasters African American Political and Social Leaders History Channel African Amrican Registry
Carl Stokes (African-American Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio) Ohio Politics African American Political and Social Leaders
2007 Eddie Robinson (Louisiana-born African-American Football Coach; Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Eddie Robinson Famous African Americans Football
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1855 Boston Minister Theodore Parker Is Tried for Inciting an Abolitionist Riot Boston, Massachusetts Abolition Law Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1856 State of Florida Creates Bounties from $100-$500 for the Capture of Seminole Indians Florida Seminole Indians Economics Florida Historical Society
1871 Nannette Gardner Is the First Woman to Vote in a Detroit Election Detroit Government Voting Rights Women Historic Firsts Michigan Historical Society (pdf)
1887 St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church Is Dedicated in Milwaukee as the First African-American Church in Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Religion Historic Firsts African-American Heritage St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church Wisconsin Historical Society
1932 The Harlem Rens Defeat the Cleveland Rosenblooms to Win the World Basketball Championship Basketball African-American Sports Figures UCLA
1944 U.S. Supreme Court Rules Political Parties May Not Restrict Primary Voting to "Whites Only" U.S. Supreme Court 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Voting Rights African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association Oyez
1968 Dr. King Delivers His "Mountaintop'' Speech to Striking Sanitation Workers in Memphis, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Civil Rights Movement Labor Strike African Amrican Registry
1979 Jane M Byrne (D) Is Elected the First Woman Mayor of Chicago Chicago Women Politics Chicago Public Library
1996 Commerce Secretary Ron Brown Dies in Croatia Plane Crash Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Croatia Bill Clinton Air Disasters African American Political and Social Leaders History Channel African Amrican Registry

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