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

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1848 Lewis Latimer (Massachusetts-born African-American Inventor) Lewis Latimer Inventors & Inventions Famous African Americans
1908 Richard Wright (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Richard Wright Famous African Americans
1918 Gerald Wilson (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter, Arranger, Bandleader) Mississippi Performing Artists Jazz African Americans Performing Artists African American Registry
1981 Beyonce Knowles (Texas-born African-American Singer, Actress) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians Actors African Americans Performing Artists Biography.com
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1781 The City of Los Angeles, California Is Founded by 44 Settlers from Sonora, Mexico Mexico Los Angeles Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
1812 Indian Attack Indiana's Fort Harrison Indiana Tecumseh Zachary Taylor War of 1812 Indiana State University (pdf)
1838 Potawatomi Indians Depart Indiana on "Trail of Death" March to Kansas Indiana Illinois Missouri Kansas Potawatami Indians Kansas Heritage Group
1886 Geronimo Is Last Major Native American Military Leader to Surrender to U.S. Army Geronimo Native-American Studies West Expansion History Channel Writer's Almanac
1950 African-American Parents Fail in Attempt to Integrate a Euless, Texas Elementary School Euless, Texas Education Human Rights/Civil Rights Texas State Historical Association
1951 The "William C. Jason Comprehensive High School for negro Children" Opens in Georgetown, Delaware Georgetown, Delaware Education Racism African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1957 Arkansas' Governor Orders the National Guard to Bar Nine African-American Students From Entering Little Rock Central High School Desegregation of Little Rock Central High School Racism U.S. Civil Rights African-American Heritage Writer's Almanac History Channel New York Times
1993 One-handed Pitcher Jim Abbott Throws No-hitter for Yankees Jim Abbott Baseball Special Education New York Times

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