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


1762 James Durham (Pennsylvania-born Physician) Pennsylvania Scientists and Mathematicians Medicine Notable African Americans
1901 Sterling A. Brown (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Poet) Sterling Brown Poetry Notable African Americans
1915 Archie Williams (California-born African-American Olympic 400m Track and Field Gold Medalist) California Sports Figures Track & Field 400m Olympic Gold Medalist in the 1936 Summer Olympics African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1924 Evelyn Boyd Granville (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Mathematician and Educator) Washington, D.C. Scientists & Mathematicians Mathematics Noted Educators African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
Mabel "Big Maybelle" Smith (Tennessee-born African-American Jazz Singer) Tennessee Performing Artists Jazz Vocalist African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1930 Little Walter (Louisiana-born African-American Blues Singer and Harmonica Player) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz and Blues African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
Ollie Matson (Texas-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1934 Shirley Horn (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Jazz Pianist and Singer) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1939 Max Robinson (Virginia-born African-American Broadcast Journalist) Virginia Authors & Journalists Media Journalism African-American Authors & Journalists African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1998 Eldrige Cleaver (Arkansas-born Leader of the Black Panther Party; Author of Soul on Ice) Eldrige Cleaver Amercan Civil Right Movement American Authors African-American Political and Social Leaders
1840 The Ohio Institution for the Blind Hires Its First Superintendent Ohio Education Education Blindness IntelliHealth
1884 Moses Fleetwood Walker Is the First African American to Play in a Professional Baseball Game Ohio Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times
1896 In Minnesota, Three-Quarters of Red Lake Indian Reservation Land Is Opened to White Settlement Minnesota Native-American Heritage Westward Expansion Minnesota Historical Society
1946 First African-American Named U.S. Mother of the Year Parenting African-American History Historic Firsts
1951 Minnie Minoso Is the First African-American Player for the Chicago White Sox Cuban Sports Figures Chicago Sports Figures Historic Firsts Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Latin-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1953 Divinity Student Is First African American Admitted to Vanderbilt University Tennessee Education African-American History Vanderbilt University
1975 U.S. Postal Service Issues Stamp Honoring African-American Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar Paul Laurence Dunbar U.S. Postal Service Poetry African-American Poets Internet Movie Database
2001 Klansman Convicted of 1963 Bombing of 16th St. Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Church Bombing Law African-American History African American Registry
2006 Over a Million Demonstrate Across America in Support of Legalizing Undocumented Immigrant Workers Immigration Rights Hispanic Heritage NPR

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