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

OCTOBER 6

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United States: German-American Day
(Commemorates the Arrivial of the First German Settlers to America: 10/06/1683)
Germany German Immigration Presidential Proclamation Historic Firsts German American National Congress
1905 Helen Wills Moody (California-born Member of the Tennis Hall of Fame) Helen Wills Moody Tennis Hall of Fame
1908 Sammy Price (Texas-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Sammy Price Popular Musicians Jazz Noted African Americans
1917 Fannie Lou Hamer (Mississippi-born African-American Civil Rights Leader) Fannie Lou Hamer U.S. Civil Rights African American Political and Social Leaders
1937 Fritz Scholder (Minnesota-born Native-American Artist) Fritz Scholder American Artists, Architects & Designers Native-American Heritage
1955 Tony Dungy (Mississippi-born African-American Professional Football Coach) Mississippi Sports Figures Football Coach Noted African Americans National Football League
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1683 First German Immigrants (Krefeld) to North America Arrive in Philadelphia Germany Pennsylvania Immigration Historic First German American National Congress
1868 Georgia's African-American Legislators Protest Exclusion from General Assembly Georgia Politics Racism African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1991 The Scott Joplin House Opens As a Missouri State Historic Site Missouri Scott Joplin African-American History African American Registry

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