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

MAY 12

1883 Hazel Harrison (Indiana-born Classical Pianist) Indiana Performing Artists Classical Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1926 Mervyn M. Dymally (Trinidad-born African-American Congressman) Mervyn M. Dymally California Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress African American Political and Social Leaders
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1781 The Chippewa Sell Mackinac Island to the British Great Britain Mackinac Island Chippewa Mackinac Island State of Michigan
1862 Slave Crew Steals Confederate Warship Planter and Surrender It to the Union The American Civil War African-American History George Mason University African American Registry
1914 West Virginia Supreme Court Rules Marriage Is Not Grounds for Removing a Female Teacher from Her Position. West Virginia Education Education Women Law West Virginia Archives
1949 Middletown, Delaware Residents Vote 337-114 to Allow Sunday Movies Middletown, Delaware Religion Film Law State of Delaware
1955 Cubs' Sam Jones Is First African American to Throw a Major League No-hitter Baseball African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1970 In Augusta, Georgia, National Guard Units Are Mobilized to End a Race Riot That Had Broken Out the Night Before Augusta, Georgia Racism Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Georgia National Guard Georgia Historical Society University of Georgia
1970 Ernie Banks Hits Career Homerun 500 Texas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times
1978 U.S. Will No Longer Name Hurricanes Just for Women U.S. Government Hurricanes Women Writer's Almanac
1985 30-year-old Amy Eilberg Is Ordained as the First Jewish Conservative Female Rabbi in America Pennyslvania Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Judaism Historic Firsts Concordia

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