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OCTOBER 10

1758 Pierre Chouteau, Sr. (New Orleans-born Native-American Leader) Pierre Chouteau, Sr. Osage Indians Westward Expansion
1901 Frederick Patterson (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Founder of the United Negro College Fund) Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders United Negro College Fund African American Registry
1915 Harry "Sweets" Edison (Ohio-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Ohio Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1917 Thelonious Monk (North Carolina-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) Thelonius Monk Jazz Musicians Composers Famous African Americans
1926 Oscar Brown Jr. (Chicago-born African-American Actor, Director, Playwright, Songwriter, Lyricist, Activist, Essayist, Television Host) Chicago Performing Artists Film Television American Authors African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1927 Hazel Johnson (Pennsylvania-born African-American Military Leader) Hazel Johnson Famous American Military Leaders Famous African Americans
1941 Ken Saro-Wiwa (Nigerian Children's Author, Rights Activist) Ken Saro-Wiwa Primary Children's Authors Human Rights
1917 Thelonious Monk (North Carolina-born African-American Jazz Pianist, Composer) Thelonius Monk Jazz Musicians Composers Famous African Americans
1926 Oscar Brown Jr. (Chicago-born African-American Actor, Director, Playwright, Songwriter, Lyricist, Activist, Essayist, Television Host) Chicago Performing Artists Film Television American Authors African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1929 Elijah McCoy (Canadian-born African-American Inventor) Elijah McCoy Steam Engine African American Scientists & Inventors
2010 Solomon Burke (Pennsylvaniai-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Solomon Burke rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
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1795 The United States Mint Hires Its First Two Female Employees U.S. Government Women Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1863 A Company of 8th U.S. Colored Troops Is Raised in Delaware's Kent and Sussex Counties Delaware American Civil War African-American Military Figures State of Delaware
1868 Cuba Begins 10-year War with Spain When Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Frees His Slaves Cuba Spain Slavery War Thinkquest
1877 Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer Is Buried at West Point, New York George Armstrong Custer History Channel
1896 Cuban Patriot Leaders L. Figueredo and Martin Herrera Speak at a Benefit Ball for Cuban Refugees in Tampa, Florida Cuba Tampa, Florida Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1899 African-American Inventor, I.R. Johnson, Patents a Bicycle Frame Patents & Trademarks Bicycling Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors St/ Louis Public Library
1911 California Women Win the Right to Vote California Women Women's Suffrage LearnCalifornia
1944 800 Gypsy Children Gassed to Death at Auschwitz Adolph Hitler The Holocaust World History Death History Channel
1957 President Eisenhower Apologizes to Ghanian Diplomat Refused Restaurant Service in Delaware Ghana Delaware President Dwight Eisehower Racism History Channel
1965 The Supremes First Appear on Ed Sullivan Show Popular Music Television Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database
2003 Minnesota Dedicates Memorial to Three African-Americans Hanged in Duluth Minnesota African-American Heritage Racism African American Heritage

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