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OCTOBER 2

1800 Nat Turner (Virginia-born African-American Slave; Rebellion Leader) Nat Turner Slavery Famous African Americans
1869 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Indian Rights Leader) Indian Political and Social Workers Mohandas Gandhi Human Rights
1910 James V. Carmichael (Georgia-born Legislator, Businessman, Educational Leader) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Special Needs Education Education Administration University of Georgia
1922 Moses Gunn (Missouri-born African-American Actor) Missouri Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African-American Registry
1932 Maury Wills (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Major League Baseball) Washington, D.C. Sports Figures African American Sports Figures Baseball ESPNl
1935 Robert Lawrence (Chicago-born Test Pilot: First African-American Selected for Astronaut Training) Chicago Explorers and Astronauts Astronauts African-American Explorers and Astronauts African-American Registry
1937 Johnny Cochran (Louisiana-born African-American Trial Lawyer) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources African American Political and Social Leaders Biography.com African-American Registry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2005 Nipsey Russell (Georgia-born African-American Comedian, Actor) Georgia Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database University of Georgia
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1818 The Potawatomi Indians Relinquish Much of Their Indiana Land in Exchange for an Annual Payment of $2,500 U.S. Dollars Indiana Potawatomi Indians Historic U.S. Documents Economics Ohio Historical Society
1863 Ojibwe Sign the Old Crossing Treaty, Ceding to the U.S. Government 3 Million Acres of Land in the Red River Valley Minnesota Native American Tribes Rivers Historic U.S. Documents Minnesota Historical Society
1867 Oct 1-4, African-American Men Vote for First Time in an Alabama Statewide Election Alabama Voting African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive
Storer College in Harpers Ferry Opens as West Virginia's First African-American College West Virginia Education Education African-American Heritage Historic Firsts National Park Service West Virginia State Archives
1871 Brigham Young, 71 year-old Leader of the Mormon Church, Is Arrested for Polygamy Brigham Young Utah The Mormon Church Law and Legal Resources Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
1897 George Washington Bright Is Hired as First African-American Member of the Los Angeles Fire Department Los Angeles City Government Labor Fire Safety African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Los Angeles Fire Department African-American Registry
1919 Three Days of Deadly Race Riots End in Elaine, Arkansas Elaine Race Riot Racism Farming & Agriculture Labor African-American Heritage Encyclopedia of Arkansas
1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech Is Registered with the U.S. Patent Office Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights/Human Rights Historic American Documents Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1967 Thurgood Marshall Is Sworn in as the First African-American Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall President Lyndon Johnson U.S. Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources African-American History Historic Firsts History Channel Library of Congress New York Times Oyez African-American Registry
1983 In Jefferson, Wisconsin, Ground Is Broken for an Addition to St. Coletta School for Developmentally Disabled People Jefferson, Wisconsin Education Special Needs Education Wisconsin Historical Society
1995 South Africa's Human Rights Commission Meets for the First Time South African Government Huiman Rights Historic Firsts South African History

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