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

OCTOBER 9

1895 Eugene Bullard (Georgia-born Aviator: First African-American Combat Pilot) Georgia Explorers and Aviators World War I Aviation Military History African-American Military Figures African American Registry
1909 Elton C. Fax (Maryland-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Elton C. Fax Primary Children's Authors American Artists Famous African Americans
1920 Yusef Lateef (Tennessee-born African-American Saxophonist) Tennessee Performing Artists Musicians Famous African Americans
1923 Mary Ann Shadd Cary (Delaware-born African-American Educator, Journalist, Abolitionist) Mary Ann Shadd Cary Canadian Social Leaders Education Journalism The Underground Railroad Famous African Americans
1929 Ernest "Dutch" Morial (Louisiana-born Attorney, Politician, Elected Official) New Orleans Political Leaders Politics African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1955 Mike Singletary (Texas-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Football Hall of Fame
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1806 Benjamin Banneker (Maryland-born African-American Mathematician) Benjamin Banneker Mathematics Famous African Americans
1974 Oskar Schindler (Czech-born German Businessman Who Save Jewish Lives During World War II) Czech Political & Social Leaders Nazi Germany World War II The Holocaust History Channel
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1825 First Norwegian Immigrants Arrive in America Norway Immigration Norwegian Embassy, U.S.
1876 The Women's Club of Wisconsin Is Organized in Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin Women Historic Firsts Women's Club of Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1912 Speaking in Janesville, Wisconsin, Jane Addams Campaigns for Women's Right to Vote Janesville, Wisconsin Jane Addams American Women Social Leader Women's Suffrage Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1930 Laura Ingalls First Women to Complete Solo Transcontinental Flight (4d NY-CA) New York California Women Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1933 Bones of Browns Valley Man Found in Traverse County, Minnesota Are Likely From a Paleo-Indian Between 8,000 and 12,000 Years Ago Traverse County, Minnesota Paleo Indians Archeology/Anthropology Minnesota Historical Society
1942 Jubilee Is the First Radio Broadcast to Showcase African-American Talent Radio African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts History Channel
1961 Ray Charles' Recording of "Hit The Road Jack" Reaches #1 on the Pop Singles Chart Ray Charles Popular Music African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia

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