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1886 Shelton Brooks (Canadian-born African-American Composer, Songwriter) Canadian Composers and Songwriters Composers African-American Composers and Songwriters Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1932 Beverly Butler (Wisconsin-born Children's Author) Wisconsin Authors Young-adult Authors Special Education
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1846 Suffragist Ernestine Rose is First Woman to Address the All-Male Michigan Legislature Michigan Government Women Women's Suffrage Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1853 African-American Sarah Parker Remond Refuses to Sit in the "Colored" Section of a Boston Theater Boston, Masachusetts Racism African-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1855 The World's First Women's Hospital, the Woman's Hospital of New York City, Is Opened New York City Health Care Women's Health Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1863 1,310 Captive Dakota Indians Are Loaded onto Two Steamboats for Their Forced Removal from Minnesota Minnesota Dakota Steamboats Westward Expansion Minnesota Historical Society
1891 The Nation's First African-American Administered Hospital Opens in Chicago Chicago Medicine African-American History Historic Firsts African-American Registry
1897 Joseph H. Smith, an African-American from Washington, D.C, Patents a Water Sprinkler Washington, D.C. Scientists and Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Inventors & Scientsts African-American Registry
1961 Freedom Riders Leave Washington D.C. to Challenge New Orleans Segregated Bus Terminals Washington, D.C. New Orleans U.S. Civil Rights Movement Stanford University Virginia Historical Society New York Times
1965 New York City's Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar) Announces He Will Attend UCLA New York City Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures UCLA New York Times

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