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1951 Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson (Detroit-born African-American Pediatric Neurosurgeon) Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson Health Care Profesisonals African American Scientists and Mathematicians
1905 Eddie Anderson (California-born African-American Actor: Rochester on the Jack Benny Show) California Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1971 Jada Pinkett Smith (Maryland-born Actress) Maryland Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television African-American Performing Artists Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1970 Jimi Hendrix (Washington-born African-American Popular Musician: Drug Overdose) Jimi Hendrix Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artist Illegal Drugs BBC
2002 Bob Hayes (Florida-born African American Olympic Sprint Champion, Professional Football Player) Bob Hayes Track and Field The Olympic Games Football Famous African Americans
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1634 English-born Religious Leader, Anne Hutchinson, Arrives at the Massachusetts Bay Colony with Her Family Anne Hutchinson Massachusetts Bay Colony Colonial America Religious Leaders and Theologians History Channel
1823 27 Florida Seminole Chiefs Sign the Treaty of Moultrie Creek Near St. Augustine, Florida Florida Seminole Indians Historic American Documents Florida Historical Society
1850 Congress Passes Fugitive Slave Act: Escaped Slaves Returned to Owners U.S. Congress Fugitive Slave Act Slavery Court TV African American Registry
1852 Oregon Pioneer James Failing Presides Over a Meeting in Portland to Raise Money on Behalf of Destitute Immigrants Oregon Immigration Philanthropy SalemOregon.com
1889 Jane Addams Opens Hull House, a Settlement Home for New Immigrants. Jane Addams Community Services Hull House Association of Chicago
1895 Booker T. Washington Delivers His "Atlanta Compromise" Speech Georgia Booker T. Washington Library of Congress African American Heritage
1998 Bright Sheng's "Spring Dreams" Is First Performed by Cellist Yo-Yo Ma with the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwartz Conducting Chinese Composers Seattle, Washington American Composers Historic Firsts Asian-American Composers American Public Media
1999 Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs Is First Professional Baseball Player to hit 60 HR in a Season Twice Sammy Sosa Chicago Sports Figures Major League Baseball Latin-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times

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