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


1843 Lola Rodríguez de Tió (Puerto Rican Author, Poet) Lola Rodríguez de Tió Cuban Authors & Illustrators Poetry Women Hispanic Authors & Illustrators
1857 Alice Stone Blackwell (New Jersey-born Suffragist and Journalist) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Journalism Women's Suffragist Writer's Almanac
1879 Margaret Sanger (Massachusetts-born Birth Control Advocate) Margaret Sanger Women
1921 Constance Baker Motley (Connecticut-born African-American Attorney, Judge) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1950 John Steptoe (New York City-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) John Steptoe Primary Children's Authors American Artists African American Artists
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1859 Robert Simpson Neighbors (Texas-born Indian Agent; Assassinated) Texas Native American Heritage Death Texas State Historical Association
1848 Milwaukee Female Seminary Opens Milwaukee, Wisconsin Education Women Religion Wisconsin Historical Society
1859 Indian Agent Robert Simpson Neighbors Killed for Efforts to Protect Texas Indians Texas Native American Heritage Death Texas State Historical Association
1874 White Supremacists Triumph at New Orleans "Battle of Liberty Place": 27 Die Battle of Liberty Place Racism Death Louisiana State Museum
1911 First Texas Mexican-American Civil Rights Conference Is Held in Laredo Texas Civil Rights/Human Rights Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1914 W. C. Handy Copyrights "The St. Louis Blues" W. C. Handy Copyright, Tradmarks Composers African-American Composers American Public Media
1953 Ernie Banks (ss) & Gene Baker (2b) First Cubs' African-American Players Baseball Hall of Fame African-American History The Chicago Cub Historic Firsts African American Registry
1955 Little Richard Records "Tutti Frutti" Little Richard Popular Music African American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1990 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey, Jr. Hit Back-to-Back Home Runs for Seattle Mariners Baseball African-American History The Seattle Mariners Historic Firsts African American Registry

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