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APRIL 14

1866 Anne Sullivan (Massachusetts-born Educator of the Deaf and Blind: Teacher of Helen Keller) Anne Sullivan Helen Keller Blindness Educators of Note
1871 Antonio Paoli (Puerto Rican-born Tenor) Puerto Rican Performing Artists Latin-American Studies
1925 Gene Ammons (African-American Tenor Saxophonist Born in Chicago, Illinois) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
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1528 Spanish Explorer, Panfilo de Narvaez, Lands at Florida's Tampa Bay Panfilo de Narvaez Tampa, Florida North American Explorers Hispanic Heritage Florida Historical Society
1642 The Massachusetts Bay Colony Passes the First Law in the New World Requiring That Children Be Taught to Read and Write. Massachusetts Massachusetts Bay Colony Education Child Advocacy Law Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1689 Alonso De León, Spanish Governor of Coahuila, Discovers and Names the Guadalupe River Texas Landmarks Rivers Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1775 Benjamin Franklin Helps Organize First American Society for Abolition of Slavery Slavery and Abolition Benjamin Franklin Historic Firsts Anti-Slavery Society History Channel
1840 Two U.S. Soldiers Die in Battle with Seminole Warriors Near Florida's Fort King Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Society
1933 The First Issue of the African-American Detroit Tribune Is Published Detroit, Michigan Media Journalism African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1938 The Hydaburg Cooperative Association Ratifies Alaska's First Indian Reorganization Act Constitution Alaska Native American Heritage Historic U.S. Documents Alaska Historical Society
1960 Motown Records Is Incorporated Detroit Business Popular Music African-American Business Leaders Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1977 The Minnesota Asian American Project (MAAP) Is Officially Incorporated Minnesota Asian-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
2002 Tiger Woods Is Only the Third Player to Win Back-to-Back Masters Titles Tiger Woods Famous African Americans The Masters

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