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MAY 16

1840 James Milton Turner (Missouri-born African-American Civil Rights Leader and Diplomat) Liberia Missouri Political and Social Leaders Religion African American Political and Social Leaders
1857 Juan Morel Campos (Puerto Rican Musician, Composer) Juan Morel Campos Popular Musicians American Composers Latin-American Studies
1897 Bolívar Pagán (Puerto Rican Lawyer, Politician, Writer) Bolívar Pagán Law and Legal Resources Latin-American Studies
1929 John Conyers (Detroit-born African-American Member of the U.S. Congress) Detroit Political and Social Leaders African American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress African American Registry
1930 Betty Carter (Michigan-born African-American Jazz Singer) Michigan Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1939 Nancy Kwan (Hong Kong-born American Actress) Hong Kong Actors Film Asian-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1966 Janet Jackson (Indiana-born African-American Popular Singer) Janet Jackson Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1965 Wing Luke (First Asian-American Member of the Seattle, Washington City Council) Chinese Political and Social Leaders Washington Political and Social Leaders Asian-American Heritage History Link
1990 Sammy Davis, Jr. (New York City-born African-American Singer, Dancer, Actor) Sammy Davis, Jr. Popular Musicians Dance Actors Film Notable African Americans
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1778 Indians Attack Virginia's Fort Randolph Virginia West Virginia Native-American Heritage Forts West Virginia Archives
1862 President Lincoln Transmits to Congress an Indian Treaty for Kansas Kansas U.S. Congress President Abraham Lincoln Native American Heritage Historic American Documents Lincoln Papers
1864 The First 11 "Mercer Girls" Arrive to Increase Seattle, Washington's Supply of Teachers and Women Seattle,Washington Education Women History Link
1968 400 Hispanic High School Students Protest Poor Quality Schools in San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas Education Human Rights/Civil Rights Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1988 Supreme Court Rules Trash May be Searched Without Warrant U.S. Supreme Court Constitutional Law Civil Rights Oyez

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