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1965 Christopher Nolan (Irish Poet) Christopher Nolan Poetry Special Education
1800 Catherine Beecher (New York-born Educator) Catherine Beecher Educators of Note Women
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1966 Joel Augustus Rogers (Jamaican-born African-American Anthropologist, Historian) Jamaica African-American History African American Registry
1839 Spain Demands La Amistad and Its "Cargo" Be Returned to Spanish Custody Immediately The <I>Amistad</I> Mutiny Slavery U.S. Supreme Court Tulane University
1853 Josť Manuel Gallegos Is Elected as the First Hispanic Delegate to the U.S. Congress from New Mexico Josť Manuel Gallegos U.S. Congress Latin-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts New Mexico Magazine
1888 White Political Leaders Order Black Leaders Out of Fort Bend County, TX Texas Politics Racism African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1949 First State-supported African-American Junior College Is Established in Pensacola, FL Florida Education African-American Heritage Pensacola Junior College Florida Historical Society
1952 Benito Martinez' Heroism Earns the Congressional Medal of Honor Texas Military Leaders Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Latin-American Military Leaders Texas State Historical Association
1960 Rafer Johnson Sets an Olympic Decathlon Record of 8,392 Points Track & Field The Olympic Games Famous African Americans ESPN
1968 Rumors Prompt Armed Black Panthers to Visit Rainier Beach High School, WA Washington Education U.S. Civil Rights State of Washington

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