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1814 Mary Ellen Pleasant (Pennsylvania-born Abolitionist) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Abolition African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1924 William Marshall (Indiana-born African-American Actor) Indiana Performing Artists American Performing Artists African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1938 Robert Graham (Mexican-American Sculptor of the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C.) Robert Graham Franklin Roosevelt Memorial American Artists & Designers Latin-American Artists
1946 Charles Bolden (South Carolina-born African-American Astronaut) Charles Bolden Astronauts Famous African Americans
1971 Mary Jo Fernandez (Domican Republic Professional Tennis Player) Mary Jo Fernandez Tennis Latin-American Studies
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1749 Texas Apaches Accept Christianity for Spanish Protection from Comanches Spain Texas Native Americans Apaches Religion Texas State Historical Association
1862 Dakota Indians Kill 16 Townspeople in New Ulm, Minnesota Minnesota Sioux Indians History Channel University of Missouri-Kansas City
1905 Georgia Abolishes Its "Colored Troops" Militia Georgia African-American Heritage Racism Georgia History
1916 Georgia Enacts Legislation to Allow Women to Practice Law Georgia Women Law and Legal Resources Georgia History
1929 "Amos 'n' Andy" Comedy Radio Show Debuts on NBC Radio African-American History New York Times
1940 Mexico's Guillermo Gonzalez Obtains US Patent for Color TV System Mexican Scientists & Inventors Television Hispanic Heritage The Museum of Mexico
1942 Mexican Law Makes Military Service Compulsory for All Males Age 18 and Older Mexico War Hispanic Heritage BBC
1963 NAACP Youth Council Begins Oklahoma City Lunch Counter Sit-ins Oklahoma Civil Rights African-American History National Park Service (pdf)
1991 African-American Mob Kills Jewish Australian Student Visiting Brooklyn Australia New York City African-American Heritage Judaism Racism Death History Channel African American Registry