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


1856 Tom Watson (Georgia-born Populist Politician, Lawyer, Writer, and Editor) Georgia Poitical and Social Leaders Politics Racism University of Georgia
1916 Frank Yerby (Georgia-born African-American Author of Historical Fiction) Georgia Authors African-American Authors New Georgia Encyclopedia Writer's Almanac African American Registry University of Georgia
1937 Larry Neal (Georgia-born African-American Writer) Georgia Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1939 Claudette Colvin (Alabama-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) Claudette Colvin U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Political and Social Leaders
1941 Gloria Jean Pinkney (North Carolina-born African-American Children's Author) Gloria Jean Pinkney Primary Children's Authors Famous African Americans
1942 Eduardo Mata (Mexican Conductor, Composer) Mexico Symphonic Conductor Latin-American Studies
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1877 Crazy Horse (South Dakota-born Chief of the Sioux Indians) South Dakota-born Politicla and Social Leaders Chief Crazy Horse Westward Expansion History Channel
1812 Native Americans Lay Siege to Fort Wayne Indiana Native American Heritage Forts War of 1812 Indiana Historical Society
Zachary Taylor Defends Indiana's Fort Harrison From Indian Attack Indiana Zachary Taylor Tecumseh War of 1812 Indiana State University (pdf)
1859 Our Nig Is First Novel Published by an African-American Woman Literature African-American History Historic Firsts The Harriet Wilson Project African American Registry
1872 In Newark, Delaware College Opens Its Doors to Women for the First Time Newark, Delaware Education Women Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1877 Sioux Chief Crazy Horse Killed by a U.S. Soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska Nebraska Chief Crazy Horse Westward Expansion History Channel
1936 Beryl Markham Crash Lands in Nova Scotia as the First Person to Fly the Atlantic Solo From East to West Beryl Markham Aviation Women Historic Firsts Woman Pilot
1945 Japanese-American Wartime Radio Propagandist, "Tokyo Rose," Is Arrested in Yokohama Yokohama, Japan World War II Radio Propaganda Asian-American Heritage New York Times

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