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

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1881 Julian Abele (Pennsylvania-born African-American Architect) Pennsylvania Artists & Designers African-American Artists Architecture
1896 Gary Davis (South Carolina-born African-American Blues Guitarist) South Carolina Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists
1899 Ellis Wilson (Kentucky-born African-American Artist) Ellis Wilson American Artists African American Artists
1933 Willie Nelson (Texas-born Country Singer, Songwriter) Texas Performing Artists Country Musicians Writer's Almanac Biography.com
1961 Isiah Thomas (Chicago-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Isiah Thomas African-American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1983 George Balanchine (Russian-American Dancer, Choreographer) George Balanchine Dance Ballet Internet Movie Database
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1598 Mexican Frontiersman, Juan de Oņate, Reaches the Rio Grande River After Days Without Water in the Chihuahua, Mexico Badlands Mexican Explorers New Mexico North American Explorers Hispanic Heritage New Mexcio Magazine
1675 An Expedition Leaves Mexico's Nuestra Seņora de Guadalupe Mission to Convert the Indians of South Central Texas to Christianity Mexico Texas Native American Heritage Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1774 In West Virginia's Present-day Hancock County, White Settlers Murder Nine Unarmed Members of Chief Logan's Family Hancock County, West Virginia Mingo Indians Crime Death Virginia Historical Society West Virginia State Archives
1853 Troops From the U.S. Sixth Infantry Begin Constructing Fort Ridgely to Watch over the Dakota Reservation in the Minnesota River Valley Minnesota Dakota Indians Forts Minnesota Historical Association
1861 Three Potawatomi Indians Meet with President Lincoln Potawatomi Indians President Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1864 President Lincoln Liberates 26 Sioux Indians from Camp McClellan, Iowa Iowa Sioux Indians President Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
President Lincoln Meets with Women's Rights Leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elizabeth Cady Stanton President Abraham Lincoln Women Lincoln Logs
1927 First U.S. Federal Prison for Women Opens in Alderson, West Virginia Alderson, West Virginia Women Prisons Historic Firsts Official Web Site History Channel
1992 Final Episode of The Cosby Show Airs Bill Cosby Television The Cosby Show History Channel

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