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1795 Alexander Twilight (First African-American to Graduate From College) Vermont Political and Social Leaders Education African-American Politicla and Social Leaders Historic Firsts African American Registry
1893 Freda Kirchwey (New York-born Editor and Publisher of "The Nation"; Rights Activist) New York Authors & Illustrators Journalism Human Rights/Civil Rights African American Registry
1899 William Dawson (Alabama-born African-American Composer, Educator) Alabama Composer Songwriters African-American Composer Songwriters Educators of Note African American Registry
1929 Meredith Gourdine (New Jersey-born African-American Physicist) New Jersey Scientists & Mathematicians Physics African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1942 Gloria Anzaldúa (Texas-born Latin-American Author) Gloria Anzaldúa Latin Americans
1981 Serena Williams (Michigan-born African-American Tennis Player) Serena Williams Tennis African-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2006 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (California-born Asian-American Known as "Tokyo Rose" During World War II) Iva Toguri Radio Propaganda World War II Notorious Asian Americans
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1736 Carlos Benites Franquis de Lugo Begins Tenure as Interim Governor of Spanish Texas Texas Political and Social Leaders Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1833 Indian Tribes Cede to the Government Land Around Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Native American Heritage Historic U.S. Documents Wisconsin Historical Society
1862 Dakota Release 269 White Captives in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota Minnesota Dakota Indians POW/MIA Minnesota Historical Society
1926 A Monument Is Dedicated at the Wallowa Lake, Oregon Burial Site of Nez Percé Chief Joseph Wallowa Lake, Oregon Chief Joseph SalemOregon.com
1934 Green Bay, Wisconsin Native, Adolph Wiater, Is the First Fighter to Go 10 Rounds with Joe Louis, Losing in a Decision Green Bay, Wisconsin Joe Louis Boxing African-American Sports Figures Wisconsin Historical Society
1996 Shannon Lucid Sets 188-day Endurance Record for U.S. & Women Astronauts Shannon Lucid Women NASA

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