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1785 David Walker (North Carolina-born African-American Abolitionist) David Walker Abolition African-American Political & Social Leaders
1839 Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (New York-born Temperance Crusader and Women's Suffrage Leader) New York Political and Social Leaders Women Drugs Women's Suffrage Statuary Hall Wisconsin Historical SocietyHHHHHhh
1927 Jo Ann Davidson (First Woman to Become Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives) Ohio Political and Social Leaders American Women Political Leaders Ohio Historical Society
1935 Joan Grove (First Woman in Minnesota to be Elected to State Office (Secretary of State) without Having First Been Appointed to That Office) Monnesota Political and Social Leaders American Women Political Leaders Minnesota Historical Society
1864 Richard Harrison (Canadian-born African-American Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1991 Miles Davis (Illinois-born African-American Jazz Trumpet Player) Miles Davis Jazz African-American Performing Artists History Channel
1542 Portuguese Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of Portugal Sails into San Diego Bay Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo San Diego Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
1829 Abolitionist David Walker Publishes the First Edition of His Appeal David Walker Abolition African-American Political & Social Leaders
1859 Mexican Nationalist, Juan Cortina, Seizes Control of Brownsville, Texas Mexico Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1860 Three Pro-Slavery Sympathizers Raise a Secessionist Flag in Stockton, California Stockton, California Slavery American Civil War LearnCalifornia
1865 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Is First Female Licensed Physician in Britain. Great Britain Medicine Women Historic Firsts
1868 Whites Attack on Black News Editor in Opelousas, Louisiana Sparks Deadly Violence Lousiana African-American History African-American Registry
1879 The Moses Montefiore Society is the First Jewish Organization in Delaware Delaware Judaism Historic Firsts Jewish Historical Society of Delaware State of Delaware
1895 Three Black Baptist Organizations Unite to Form National Baptist Convention Religion African-American History National Baptist Convention
1961 "Purlie Victorious" by Ossie Davis, Opens on Broadway Ossie Davis Plays African-American History Internet Broadway Database
1965 "Freedom Flights" Begin Between Cuba and Florida, Bringing a Second Round of Cuban Immigrants to the U.S. Cuba Florida Immigration Aviation History Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1987 National Museum of African Art Moves to New Facility on the National Mall Smithsonian Institution African-American History African-American Registry

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