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

SEPTEMBER 23

1838 Victoria Woodhull (Ohio-born Women's Suffragist, Rights Advocate; First Woman to Run for President of the United States) Victoria Clafin Woodhull Women's Suffrage Women's Rights American Women Political and Social Leaders
1863 Mary Church Terrell (Tennessee-born African-American Educator, Women's Suffragist) Mary Church Terrell Educators of Note Women's Suffrage African-American Political and Social Leaders
1941 George Jackson (Chicago-born African-American Member of the Soledad Brothers) Chicago's Notorious Notorious African Americans African American Registry
1907 Albert Ammons (Chicago-born African-American Popular Musician) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1926 John Coltrane (Chicago-born African-American Jazz Musician) John Coltrane Jazz Musicians African American Performing Artists
1928 Frank Foster (Ohio-born African-American Popular Musician) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musicians African American Performing Artists
1930 Ray Charles (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Georgia Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African American Performing Artists
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1805 The Dakota, Sell 100,000 Acres of Land to Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike for $2,000 and Sixty Gallons of Whiskey Minnesota Zebulon Pike American Explorers Dakota Indians Minnesota Historical Society
1862 The U.S.–Dakota War Effectively Ends with the Defeat the Dakota at the Battle of Wood Lake in Minnesota's Yellow Medicine County Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Dakota Indians War Minnesota Historical Society
1905 Louisville's Western Library Opens for the City's African-American Community Kentucky Libraries African-American Heritage Louisville Public Library African American Registry
1954 An Emergency Session of the Delaware State Board of Education Is Held in Milford to Consider School Integration Milford, Delaware Education Racism African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1957 White Mob Forces 9 Black Students to Leave Little Rock Central H.S., AR Arkansas U.S. Civil Rights Education African-American History New York Times
1962 Maury Wills Breaks Ty Cobb's Record with 97th Stolen Base Baseball Famous African Americans New York Times
1979 Lou Brock Is Undisputed Stolen Base King with 892nd Career Steal Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans USA Today
1983 Katherine D. Ortega Begins Her Term as Treasurer of the United States U.S. Goverrnment Hispanic Heritage U.S. Treasury
1988 Jose Conseco Is Baseball's First 40-40 Man (homeruns & steals) Baseball Famous Latin Americans New York Times
1992 Manon Rheaume Is First Woman to Play in the NHL Women Hockey Historic Firsts USA Today

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