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APRIL 25

1884 John Henry Lloyd (Florida-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Florida Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African Americans Sports Figures
1917 Ella Fitzgerald (Virginia-born African-American Singer) Ella Fitzgerald Jazz African American Performing Artists
1923 Albert King (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz & Blues Musician) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1932 Meadowlark Lemon (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) North Carolina Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African Americans Sports Figures
1964 Marie G. Lee (Minnesota-born Asian-American Children's Author) Minnesota Authors Young-adult Authors Asian-American Authors University of Minnesota
1976 Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin islands-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) U.S. Virgin Islands Basketball Notable African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1990 Dexter Gordon (Los Angeles-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) Los Angeles Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists The History Channel
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1825 Survivors of Failed Sierra Leone Colony Arrive at Cape Mesurado Sierra Leone Liberia African-American History Library of Congress
1835 The Mexican Congress Repeals All Land Colonization Laws to Reduce the Number of Anglos Receiving Grants in New Mexico and Texas Mexico New Mexico Texas Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1864 At Marks' Mills, Arkansas, Confederate Troops Capture a Union Supply Train and Massacre the African-Americans in the Party Arkansas Battle of Marks' Mills Death African-American Heritage The History Channel Encycloepdia of Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1875 Three Black Seminole Scouts Earn the Medal of Honor Rescuing Their Commander from Comanches Texas Medal of Honor African American Military Figures Seminole Indians Texas State Historical Association
1944 The United Negro College Fund Is Established by Tuskegee President F. D. Patterson Alabama Edeucation Education African-American Heritage United Negro College Fund Tuskegee University Alabama State Archive
1950 Boston Celtics Make Chuck Cooper First African American Drafted into the NBA Basketball African-American History Historic Firsts NBA
1967 Colorado Passes U.S. First Law Legalizing Abortion Colorado Abortion
1997 Library of Congress Announces Receipt of the Ella Fitzgerald Collection Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Notable African Americans Library of Congress

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