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

OCTOBER 3

1790 John Ross (Alabama-born Leader of the Cherokee Indians) John Ross Cherokee Nation Native-American Studies
1856 T. Thomas Fortune (Florida-born African-American Journalist) T. Thomas Fortune Journalism Famous African Americans
1881 Dudley Woodard (Texas-born African-American Mathematician) Texas Scientists & Mathematicians American Scientists & Mathematicians African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1913 David Pitt (Grenada-born Physician/British Political Leader) Grenada British Political and Social Leaders Health Care African American Registry
1926 Marques Haynes (Oklahoma-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Oklahoma Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1941 Chubby Checker (South Carolina-born African-American Popular Musician: "The Twist") South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans Biography.com
1951 Dave Winfield (Minnesota-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Dave Winfield African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1838 Black Hawk (Illinois-born Chief of the Sauk Indians) Illinois Political and Social Leaders Sauk
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1818 In St. Marys, Ohio, the Delaware Indians Give Up Their Rights to All Lands South of the Wabash River St. Marys, Ohio Indiana Delaware Indians Wabash River Historic U.S. Documents Indiana 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
1873 Four Modoc Indians Hanged for Murder of Civil War Hero Modoc Indians Native-American Studies Westward Expansion History Channel
1904 Bethune-Cookman College Opens in Daytona Beach, FL Florida African-American History Bethune-Cookman College National Park Service African American Registry
1922 87-yr-old Rebecca Felton (GA) Appointed to be First Woman in the U.S. Senate Georgia U.S. Senate Women Historic Firsts U.S. Senate
1949 Atlanta's First African-American Radio Station (WERD) Goes on the Air Georgia Radio African-American History University of Georgia
1974 Frank Robinson Is Selected as the First African-American Manager in Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African-American History African American Registry
1977 Rosalie Wahl is the First Female Justice Appointed to the Minnesota State Supreme Court Minnesota Supreme Court American Women Political and Social Leader Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1989 Art Shell Selected as First African-American Head Coach in the NFL Football Hall of Fame African-American History New York Times
1995 O.J. Simpson Is Acquitted of Murder Los Angeles Law and Legal Resources History Channel BBC

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