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

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1754 Banastre Tarleton (English Slave Trader) Notorious English Slavery American Revolution National Park Service
1789 Thomas Garrett (Pennsylvania-born Abolitionist) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Abolition African American Heritage
1904 Count Basie (New Jersey-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer, Bandleader) Count Basie Jazz African American Performing Artists
1928 Art Farmer (Iowa-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Iowa Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Heritage
1932 Melvin Van Peebles (Chicago-born African-American Actor) Melvin Van Peebles Famous African Americans Actors Film
1936 Wilt Chamberlain (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Wilt Chamberlain Basketball African Americans Sports Figures
1948 Sharon Mills Draper (Ohio-born African-American Children's Author) Sharon Mills Draper Children's Literature Famous African Americans
1949 Loretta Devine (Texas-born African-American Actress) Texas Performing Artists American Performing Artists African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Heritage
1929 Herman Badillo (Puerto Rican Member of the U.S. Congress from New York) Herman Badillo New York City Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Latin-American Studies
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1910 Sara Estela Ramírez (Texas-born Poet and Political Leader) Sara Estela Ramírez Poetry Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1928 Pauline Wells (Texas-born Anti-suffragist) Pauline Wells Female Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage Texas State Historical Society
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1680 Pueblo Indians Drive Out Spanish & Take Possession of Santa Fe, New Mexico Spain Santa Fe, New Mexico Pueblo Indians New Mexico Magazine
1739 James Oglethorpe and Creek Chiefs Sign the Treaty of Coweta Town at Coweta on the Chattahoochee River Georgia Creek Indians Historic American Documents University of Georgia
1831 Nat Turner Leads Three-Day Slave Rebellion in Southampton, Virginia Nat Turner Slavery African-American History The History Channel African American Heritage Virginia Historical Society
1863 Southern Partisans Kill 150 Abolitionists in Lawrence, Kansas Kansas Abolition U.S. Civil War The History Channel
1957 The Seminole Tribe of Florida Adopts a Constitution and Bylaws Florida Seminole Indians Seminole Tribe of Florida National Tribal Justice Resource Center