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


1891 John Wesley Hardrick (Indiana-born African-American Artist) Indiana Artists Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
1908 Taro Yashima (Jun Atsushi Iwamatsu) Japanese Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Artists Asian-American Artists
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1904 Chief Joseph (Nez Percé Chief) Chief Joseph History Channel
1998 Florence Griffith Joyner (Los Angeles-born African-American Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Florence Griffith Joyner Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympics African-American Sports Figures
1596 Spain Names Juan de Oñate Governor of the Colony of New Mexico Spain New Mexico Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress New Mexico Magazine
1779 Bernardo de Galvez, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, Captures Baton Rouge from British Louisiana American Revolution Hispanic Heritage Foundation for Historical Louisiana
1832 The Black Hawk War Ends with Treaty Approved at Illinois' Fort Armstrong Illinois Blackhawk's Surrender War Northern Illinois University
Maria Stewart, First Black Female Political Speech to an Open Audience Connecticut Political & Social Leaders Women African-American Political & Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights Historic Firsts New York Public Library
1868 S'Klallam Indians Murder 17 Tsimshian Indians Camped on New Dungeness Spit, WA Washington S'Klallam Indians Tsimshian Indians Death HistoryLink
1947 Archbishop Ritter Orders Immediate Integration of St. Louis Catholic Schools Integration of St. Louis Catholic Schools Education U.S. Civil Rights Catholicism
1989 Colin Powell Is Named Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Government Colin Powell African-American Military Leaders
1996 The Board of All-male Virginia Military Institute Votes to Admit Women Virginia Education Women Human Rights/Civil Rights Virginia Military Institute

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