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

APRIL 11

1721 David Zeisberger (Moravian Missionary to Native Americans in Pennsylvania) Czech Political and Social Leaders Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Native American Heritage Religion History Channel
1899 Percy L Julian (Alabama-born African-American Chemist) Percy L Julian Chemistry Medical Research Plants Famous African Americans
1908 Jane Bolin (New York-born First Female African-American Judge) Jane Bolin Law and Legal Resources Famous African Americans
1947 Meshach Taylor (Massachusetts-born African-American Actor) Meshach Taylor Actors Television Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2007 Roscoe Lee Browne (New Jersey-born African-American Emmy-Winning Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Emmy Awards IMDB
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1680 Exploring the Mississippi River North from Illinois by Canoe, Father Louis Hennepin Is Captured by a Group of Dakota Belgian Explorers Minnesota North American Explorers Mississippi River Dakota Minnesota Historical Society
1769 California's First non-Native Permanent Settlers Sail into San Diego Bay Aboard the San Antonio Captained by Don Juan Perez Spain San Diego, California Immigration Historic Firsts Latin-American Heritage University of San Diego Learn California
1881 Spelman College Opens in Basement of Atlanta's Friendship Baptist Church Georgia Education African-American History Spelman College African American Registry
1941 Austrian-born Composer Arnold Schönberg Becomes an American Citizen Austrian Composers Classical Composers Immigration American Public Media
1943 10,000 Attend Join UAW and NAACP Convention for Improved Race Relations in Detroit Detroit, Michigan UAW NAACP Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1947 Jackie Robinson Signs a Contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans Pasadena City College University of  Georgia
1966 Emmett Ashford Is Major League Baseball's First African-American Umpire Baseball Major League Baseball Famous African Americans Historic Firsts CNN
1968 President Lyndon Johnson Signs the 1968 Civil Rights Bill into Law Lyndon Johnson Civil Rights Historic U.S. Documments African-American History Library of Congress
1975 Alaska Airlines Hires Joann Osterud as Its First Female Pilot Alaska Airlines Women Aviation Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1991 Miss Saigon Opens at the Broadway Theatre, New York. New York City Plays American Musicals Vietnam War Asian-American Heritage Internet Broadway Database

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