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


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
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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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