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

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1899 Zaphaniah Alexander Looby (British West Indies-born African-American Attorney, Civil Rights Activist) Antiguan Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights/Human Rights Law African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1922 Carmen McRae (New York City-born African-American Jazz Singer, Pianist) New York City Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie DAtabase African American Registry
1946 Robert Louis Johnson (Mississippi-born African-American Media Mogul) Robert Louis Johnson African-American Business Leaders Black Entertainment Television
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1993 Marian Anderson (Pennsylvania-born African-American Opera Singer) Marian Anderson Opera Famous African Americans
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1864 President Lincoln Signs Charter for Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. President Abraham Lincoln Deafness Education Gallaudet University King County Government, Seattle, Washington
1893 In Texas, Ten Women, Mostly Members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Issue a Call for a Statewide Women's Suffrage Convention Texas Women Suffrage Texas State Historical Association
1968 Opening Day of the Major League Season Is Postponed Due to the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Baseball Major League Baseball African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1974 Hank Aaron Hits Home Run 715 to Break Babe Ruth's Career Record Hank Aaron Babe Ruth Baseball CNNSI The History Channel New York Times University of Georgia
1992 African-American Tennis Great, Arthur Ashe, Announces He Has AIDS Arthur Ashe AIDS International Tennis Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times
2001 Tiger Woods Wins His Second Masters Championship Defeating David Duval by Two Shots Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures Asian-American Sports Figures The Masters New York Times University of Georgia
2002 Suzan-Lori Parks Is the First African-American Woman to Receive a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Her Play "Topdog/Underdog" Kentucky Authors American Authors African-American Authors Historic Firsts 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for African American Registry

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