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United Nations: International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (Commemorates uprising that helped lead to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade: 08/23/1791) United Nations Slavery
1853 James Shober (North Carolina-born African-American Physician) North Carolina Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1924 Wynona Carr (Ohio-born African-American Gospel, R&B Singer) Ohio Performing Artists Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1940 Jose Antonio Burciaga (Texas-born Hispanic Author) Jose Antonio Burciaga Latin-American Studies
1944 Antonio Novello (Puerto Rican Surgeon General of the United States) Antonio Novello Health Care United States Government Latin-American Studies
1978 Kobe Bryant (Pennsylvania-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Pennsylvania Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures NBA
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1892 New York African-American Inventor, Oscar Brown, Granted Patent for a Horseshoe New York Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Horses African-American Scientists & Inventors University of Buffalo
1900 Booker T. Washington Founds the National Negro Business League Booker T. Washington Business & Economics African-American Business Leaders PBS
1917 Houston, Texas Race Riots Result in Murders, Hangings and Prison Terms 1917 Houston Race Riot Human Rights/Civil Rights Racism World War I Handbook of Texas Online
1957 Monterrey, Mexico Is First Non-American Team to Win Baseball's Little League World Series Mexico Baseball Little League World Series Hispanic Heritage USA Today
1961 Atlanta City Tennis Courts Are Closed to Prevent Use by Four African Americans Georgia Human Rights/Civil Rights Tennis African-American Heritage University of Georgia
2004 National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Opens in Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Human Rights/Civil Rights National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Official Website

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