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1915 Hughie Lee Smith (Florida-born African-American Artist) Florida Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
1954 Michael J. Rosen (Ohio-born Poet, Children's Author, Illustrator) Ohio Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists Judaism Poetry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2005 Simon Wiesenthal (Ukrainian-born Nazi Hunter) Ukrainian Political and Social Leaders Nazi Germany Judaism The Holocaust War Crimes
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1565 Spanish Forces from St. Augustine Overwhelm the French at Ft. Caroline, FL Spain France Florida Hispanic Heritage National Park Service University of Georgia
1664 Maryland Passes First anti-Amalgamation Law Forbidding Black/White Marriages Maryland Racism Historic Firsts African American Registry
1676 John Richardson Gives Chief Petagogue 3 Coats and 8 Bottles of Rum for Rights to 2,000 Acres of Land in Kent County, Delaware Kent County, Delaware Native American Heritage Business State of Delaware
1830 The National Negro Convention Convenes in Philadelphia Philadelphia African-American History African American Registry
1850 Washington, D.C. Abolishes Slave Trade Washington, D.C. Slavery Library of Congress
1859 Constance Owen Fauntleroy Founds the Minerva Club in New Harmony, Indiana, One of the First Women's Organizations in the U.S. New Harmony, Indiana Women Indiana Historical Society
1917 Wartime Elections Act Gives Vote to Some Canadian Women Canada Women Women's Suffrage Nationmaster
1958 Martin Luther King, Jr. Stabbed in Chest in New York City New York City Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Crime African American Registry
1962 James Meredith Blocked from Enrolling in the University of Mississippi Mississippi Education U.S. Civil Rights African-American History New York Times
1973 Billie Jean King Defeats Bobby Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 $100,000 Winner-take-all Tennis Match Billie Jean King Tennis Hall of Fame Economics New York Times
1984 The Cosby Show Premieres Television Bill Cosby African-American History Internet Movie Database
Emory A. Tate, Jr. Wins the Armed Forces Chess Championship Tournament Chicago Chess African-American History Chess Drum

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