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1803 Prudence Crandall (Rhode Island-born Quaker Educator, Abolitionist) Prudence Crandall Connecticut's Political & Social Leaders Educators of Note Quaker Religion Abolition
1875 Ferdinand Porsche (Austrian Engineer; Patriarch of Porsche Cars) Ferdinand Porsche Automobiles Artists & Designers The Holocaust Business & Economics
1895 Charles Houston (District of Columbia-born African-American Attorney, Civil Rights Advocate) Charles Houston Civil Rights Law & Legal Resources African-American Political and Social Leaders
1910 Dorothy Maynor (Virginia-born African-American Operatic Singer) Virginia Performing Artists Opera African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1915 Américo Paredes (Texas-born Folklorist, Scholar, Educator) Américo Paredes Folktale Educators of Note Latin-American Authors
1965 Charlie Sheen (New York City-born Latin-American Actor) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film Latin-American Performing Artists
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1812 24 Settlers and Four Native Americans Are Massacred at Indiana's Pigeon Roost Settlement Indiana Native American Heritage War of 1812 Death Indiana County History Preservation Society
1813 In Iowa, Fort Madison Is Torched and Abandoned to the Indians Fort Madison, Iowa Forts Native American Heritage Iowa Historical Society
1834 Pioneer Methodist Ministers Hold a Camp Meeting Near Kenney, Texas in Spite of Mexican Prohibitions Against Protestant Worship Mexico Kenney, Texas Religion Human Rights/Civil Rights Texas State Historical Association
1838 Frederick Douglass Escapes to Freedom Traveling North by Train and Boat from Baltimore, through Delaware and Philadelphia to New York City New York City Frederick Douglass Slavery Library of Congress
1855 General Harney Avenges Grattan Massacre with Sioux Village Attack Nebraska Native American Studies Sioux Indians Death U.S. History
1885 A Force of 700 U.S. Soldiers Revenge Grattan Massacre Killing 100 Sioux Villagers in Nebraska Nebraska Sioux Indians Death History Channel
1963 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Schools Are Integrated Baton Rouge, Louisiana Education Racism African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State

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