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1816 John Gregg Fee (Kentucky-born Educator, Abolitionist) John Gregg Fee Educators of Note Abolition
1922 Mildred Pitts Walter (Louisiana-born African-American Children's Author) Mildred Pitts Walter African Americans Authors & Illustrators
1941 Otis Redding (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Otis Redding African American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1871 Stand Watie (Georgia-born Cherokee Indian and Confederate General) Stand Watie Cherokee Nation American Civil War
1739 Stono River Slave Rebellion Begins in South Carolina South Carolina Slavery African-American History Library of Congress
1785 Acadian Exiles Arrive in New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana Immigration Louisiana Secretary of State
1849 Unhappy with Minnesota's New Long Prairie Reservation, Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Attempt to Return to Their Native Wisconsin Minnesota Wisconsin Native American Heritage MInnesota Historical Society
1863 In Faribault, Five Students Attend the First Classes Held at the Minnesota School for the Deaf Faribault, Minnesota Education Deafness Historic Firsts Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Minnesota Historical Society
1925 Onlooker Is Killed When White Mob Threatens Home of African-American Dr. Ossian Sweet Detroit Racism African American History University of Missouri at Kansas City State of Michigan
1954 Pledging Continued School Segregation, GA Democrats Nominate Marvin Griffin for Governor Georgia Politics Education Racism University of Georgia
1957 President Eisenhower Signs First Civil Rights Law Since Reconstruction U.S. Congress President Eisenhower Civil Rights New York Times
1968 Arthur Ashe Is Only African-American Male to Win U.S. Open in Tennis Arthur Ashe International Tennis Hall of Fame African-American History Historic Firsts Sports Illustrated
1973 Terry Anne Meeuwsen of De Pere, Wisconsin Is Crowned the 45th Miss America De Pere, Wisconsin Women Miss America Wisconsin Historical Society

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