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1859 Florence Kelly (Pennsylvania-born African-American Social Reformist/Rights Activist) Pennsylvania Poltical and Social Leaders Community & Human Services African American Registry
1891 Don Pedro Albizu Campos (Puerto Rican Independence Activist) Don Pedro Albizu Campos Activist for Puerto Rican Independence Hispanic Political and Social Leaders
1931 Kristin Hunter-Lattany (Pennsylvania-born African-American Children's Author) Kristin Hunter-Lattany Young-adult Authors Famous African Americans
1935 Richard Hunt (Chicago-born African-American Metal Sculptor) Richard Hunt Famous African Americans
1944 Barry White (Texas-born African-American Popular Singer) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists African American Registry Biography.com
1913 Jesse Owens (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Jesse Owens Track & Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games Famous African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1966 Florence E. Allen (Utah-born Ohio Supreme Court Justice; First Woman to Serve on Any State Supreme Court) Utah Political and Social Leaders Ohio Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources Ohio Historical Society
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1782 Elizabeth Zane Makes a Daring Run to Procure Gunpowder for the Defenders of West Virginia's Fort Henry, Besieged by Native American Forces Wheeling, West Virginia Forts Native-American Heritage American Women in thre Military Revolutionary War West Virginia State Archives
1838 Mother of Potawatomi Chief Wewissa Dies Near Battleground, IN on Trail of Death to Kansas Indiana Illinois Missouri Kansas Potawatami Indians Northern Indiana Center for History
1940 The SS Quanza, a Portuguese Vessel Carrying 80 Jewish Refugees Fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe, Docks at Norfolk, Virginia Nazi Germany Portugal Norfolk, Virginia Judaism Immigration Virginia Historical Society
1974 Boston Begins Court-Ordered School Busing Program Amid Scattered Violence Boston, Massachusetts Education U.S. Civil Rights Movement Law & Legal Resources African-American Heritage City of Boston
1977 South African Student Leader Steven Biko Dies in Prison Apratheid Rights History Channel New York Times BBC
1984 NBA Rookie, Michael Jordan, Signs 7-year Contract with Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan Basketball Famous African Americans NBA
1992 Dr. Mae Carol Jemison Is First African-American Woman in Space  Dr. Mae Carol Jemison Women Astronauts Famous African Americans NASA

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