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

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1920 Al López (Florida-born Hispanic Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Al López Baseball Hall of Fame Hispanic Sports Figures
1921 Belinda Hurmence (Oklahoma-born Children's Author) Oklahoma Authors Young-Adult Authors African-American History
1931 Don King (Ohio-born African-American Boxing Promoter) Don King Boxing Famous African Americans
1941 William H. Gray III (Louisiana-born African-American U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania) William H. Gray III Pennsylvania Political Leaders U.S. Congress Famous African Americans
1946 Connie Chung (Washington, D.C.-born Asian-American Broadcast Journalist) Connie Chung Journalism Television Asian-American Heritage
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1965 Jonathan Daniels (New Hampshire-born Seminary Student & Civil Rights Worker Shot and Killed in Lowndes County, Alabama Lowndes County, Alabama New Hampshire Civil Rights/Human Rights Alabama State Archives
2008 Stephanie Tubbs Jones (First African-American U.S. Congresswoman from Ohio) Ohio Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
Gene Upshaw (Texas-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame; Executive Director of the NFL Players Association) Texas Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame National Football League Labor Unions African-American Sports Figures National Football League Players Association
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1794 "Mad" Anthony Wayne's Victory at Fallen Timbers Forces British to Surrender Outposts in the Northwest Territory Great Britain Battle of Fallen Timbers Anthony Wayne Treaty of Greenville Native-American Studies History Channel State of Michigan
1856 Whig and American Party Members Form the New Republican Party of Oregon with Expressed Opposition to Slavery Oregon Republican Party of Oregon Slavery SalemOregon.com
1862 Horace Greeley Publishes Editorial Calling for Emancipation of All Slaves Horace Greeley Slavery Journalism Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation History Channel
1872 Susan Dimock Becomes Resident Physician at New England Hospital for Women and Children Masachusetts Medicine Women Child Health Care Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1965 White New Hampshire Seminary Student & Civil Rights Worker, Jonathan Daniels, Is Shot and Killed in Lowndes County, Alabama Lowndes County, Alabama New Hampshire Civil Rights/Human Rights Death Alabama State Archives
2000 Tiger Woods Wins the PGA for His Third Consecutive Major Championship Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures The PGA New York Times