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1896 Amanda Randolph (Kentucky-born African-American Actress) Amanda Randolph Actors Film Television African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
Edith Wilson (Kentucky-born African-American Jazz Singer)  Kentucky Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1902 Rex Goreleigh (Pennsylvania-born African-American Painter) Rex Goreleigh American Artists African American Artists
1904 Elizabeth de Treviño (California-born Children's Author Awarded the 1966 Newbery Medal for I, Juan de Pareja) California Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Latin-American Authors 1966 Newbery Medal for I, Juan de Pareja Encyclopedia Britannica McDougal-Littell
1912 Romare Bearden (North Carolina-born African-American Artist) Romare Bearden American Artists African American Artists
1921 Ozzie Williams (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Engineer)  Ozzie Williams Manned Space Exploration African American Scientists & Mathematicians
1928 Horace Silver (Connecticut-born African-American Composer) Horace Silver American Composers Jazz African American Composers
1966 Salma Hayek (Mexican-American Actress, Producer) Mexican Performing Artists Actors Film Latin-American Performing Artists Biography.com
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1838 Republic of Texas Makes Treaty with North Texas Indians Republic of Texas Native American Heritage Texas State Historical Society
Catholic Missionary, Father Benjamin Marie Petit, Receives Permission to Minister to the Potawatomi Indians Forced to Leave Indiana Indiana Catholicism Potawatami Indians Indiana Historical Society
1885 28 Chinese Miners Murdered by White Co-workers in Rock Springs, Wyoming Wyoming Asian-American Studies Death Library of Congress History Channel Asian History
1944 Anne Frank and Her family Are Placed on a Transport Train from Westerbork to Auschwitz Anne Frank Nazi Germany World War II The Holocaust Writer's Almanac
1963 Alabama Governor Wallace Postpones Opening Tuskegee High School to Prevent Integration George Wallace U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American History Alabama Department of Archives
1975 Joseph W. Hatchett Is Sworn in As First African-American Justice of Florida Supreme Court Florida Law & Legal Resources African Americans Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1995 Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone" Is First Record to Debut At #1 Michael Jackson Popular Music Notable African Americans Historic Firsts History Channel

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