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1822 Hiram Rhodes Revels (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the U.S. Congress) Hiram Rhodes Revels United States Senator African American Poltical and Social Leaders
1833 Madison Davis (Georgia-born African-American Slave, Politician, State Congressman) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Slavery Georgia Republican Party Reconstruction African American Poltical and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1924 Bud Powell (New York City-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) New York City Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1933 Paul Goble (English Children's Author, Illustrator, Native-American Folklorist) English Authors Young-Adult Authors English Artists Native-American Heritage
1934 Greg Morris (Ohio-born African-American Actor); Mission Impossible Ohio Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1935 Mamie Johnson (South Carolina-born African-American Female Professional Baseball Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Baseball Female Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Nego league Baseball Players Association African American Registry
1939 Kathy Whitworth (Texas-born Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Kathy Whitworth World Golf Hall of Fame Women
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1956 Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Texas-born Professional Golfer, Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame) Babe Didrikson Zaharias Women Golf USA Track & Field Hall of Fame
1960 Sylvia Pankhurst (English Women's Rights Advocate) English Political and Social Leaders Women Women's Suffrage History Channel
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1777 A Company of Militia from Hampshire County, Virginia Is Ambushed by Native Americans in the "Narrows," South of Wheeling Hampshire County, West Virginia Native-American Heritage Revolutionary War West Virginia State Archives
1830 Choctaw Indians Sign "Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek" Ceding All Land East of the Mississippi Alabama Choctaw Historic U.S. Documents Oklahoma State University Alabama State Archives
1851 Land Is purchased for a Poor Farm to be Located in the Town of Yorkville, Near Racine, Wisconsin Racine Wisconsin Community Services Wisconsin Historical Society
1862 First Federal Black Regiment Mustered in at New Orleans New Orleans American Civil War African-American History Historic Firsts HistoryNet
1867 Worcester, Massachusetts Announces the Opening of a Freedman's Bureau to Help White Employers Hire African Americans Newly Arrived from the South Worcester, Massachusetts Labor Reconstruction African-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1950 Heavyweight Champ Ezzard Charles Knocks Out Joe Louis in 15 rounds in New York City for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship Georgia Sports Figures Joe Louis Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures University of Georgia
1954 In Delaware, the First 11 African-American Students Enter Milford High School Milford, Delaware Education Racism African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Milford High School State of Delaware
1977 Anacleto Montero Sanchez Receives Patent for a Hypodermic Syringe Medical Research Patents & Trademarks Hispanic Heritage U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1991 Senate Judiciary Committee Votes 7-7, on Nomination of Clarence Thomas to U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Congress U.S. Supreme Court African-American Heritage Congressional Record

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