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

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1910 Arturo Somohano Portela (Puerto Rican Composer) Puerto Rican Composers & Songwriters American Composers Latin-American Heritage
1925 Rosa Guy (Trinidad-born African-American/Hispanic Children's Author) Rosa Guy Young-adult Author African-American Authors & Illustrators Hispanic-American Authors & Illustrators
1957 Gloria Estefan (Cuban-born Latin-American Popular Singer) Gloria Estefan Popular Musicians Hispanic Performing Artists
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1977 Ethel Waters (Pennsylvania-born African-American Singer, Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Actors Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1988 Luis Alvarez (San Francisco-born Latin-American 1968 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Luis Alvarez Sub-Atomic Particles The Atomic Bomb Latin American Studies 1968 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1773 Phillis Wheatley's First Volume of Poetry Is Published in London Phillis Wheatley Poetry African-American Poets Library of Congress
1863 Santos Benavides' Confederate Troops Pursue Bandit Octaviano Zapata into Mexico Mexcio American Civil War Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Society
1904 Helen Keller Is First Deaf & Blind College Graduate (Radcliffe) Helen Keller Special Needs Education Education Historic Firsts Radcliffe Writer's Almanac
1942 California Federal Court Upholds Wartime Detention of Japanese-Americans California Japanese-American Heritage Law and Legal Resources World War II University of Pittsburgh School of Law
1984 Tina Turner Tops the Charts with "What's Love Got to Do With It?" Tina Turner Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists The History Channel

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