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AUGUST 26

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United States: Women's Equality Day
(Observed since 1971: Commemoration of the enactment of 19th Amendment 08/26/1920)
19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Women's Suffrage Voting
1867 Robert Russa Moton (Virginia-born African-American Educator, Attorney, President of Tuskegee Institute) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1899 Rufino Tamayo (Mexican Artist) Mexican Artists Artists Latin-American Artists Mexico Connect
1900 Hale Woodruff (Illinois-born African-American Artist) Hale Woodruff AmericanArtists African-American Artists
1918 Katherine G. Johnson (West Virginia-born African-American Mathematician) West Virginia Scientists & Mathematicians Mathematics NASA African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1903 Jimmy Rushing (Oklahoma-born African-American Singer, Pianist) Oklahoma Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1935 Geraldine Ferraro (New York-born Democratic Candidate for Vice=President of the United States) Geraldine Ferraro 1984 Presidential Election American Women in Politics
1960 Branford Marsalis (New Orleans-born African-American Musician) Branford Marsalis Jazz Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1912 José Maria Velasco (Mexican Artist) Mexican Artists Artists Latin-American Artists Mexico Connect
1973 Mercedes Negrón Muñoz (Clara Lair: Puerto Rican Poet, Author)) Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators Poetry Latin-American Authors & Illustrators
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1789 The National Assembly of France Adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man France The Rights of Man French Revolution Yale University
1838 In LaGrange County, Indiana, Volunteer Militiamen Trap Chief Menominee and Other Potawatomi Leaders to Force Them to Move West LaGrange County, Indiana Potawatomi Indians Indiana Historical Society
1839 Schooner La Amistad Is Sighted Off Long Island by USS Washington The <I>Amistad</I> Mutiny Slavery U.S. Supreme Court Tulane University
1854 In Winchester, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln Speaks Out Against the Kansas-Nebraska Act Winchester, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Kansas-Nebraska Act Slavery Lincoln Logs
1920 19th Amendment Goes into Effect Giving Women the Right to Vote 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Women's Suffrage Voting Writer's Almanac History Channel New York Times Court TV HistoryLink
1947 Dan Bankhead Is First African-American Pitcher in Major-league Baseball Baseball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts USA Today
1975 Peace Talks Collapse Between Rhodesian Government and African National Council (ANC) Africa Zimbabwe Human Rights/Civil Rights BBC
1998 Government Reopens Investigation of Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Law & Legal Resources United States Department of Justice

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