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

OCTOBER 11

1882 Robert Dett (Canadian-born African-American Composer) Canadian Composers and Songwriters African-American Composers African American Registry
1919 Art Blakey (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Musician) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz Famous African Americans African American Registry
1928 Roscoe Robinson Jr. (Missouri-born African-American Military Leader) Roscoe Robinson, Jr. U.S. Military Leaders Famous African Americans
1936 Billy Higgins (Los Angeles-born African-American Jazz Musician) Los Angeles Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1941 Lester Bowie (Maryland-born African-American Jazz Trumpeter) Maryland Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1969 Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez (Cuban-born Professional Baseball Player) Orlando Hernandez Baseball Latin-American Sports Figures
1989 Michelle Wie (Hawaiian-born Professional Golfer) Michelle Wie Golf Asian-American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1878 Satanta (Texas-born Kiowa Chief) Texas Satanta Native-American Studies Westward Expansion Handbook of Texas
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1842 Sauk and Fox Indians Cede All Lands West of the Mississippi Sauk Indians Fox Indians Historic Documents University of Tulsa University of Tulsa
1878 Kiowa Leader Satanta Commits Suicide Rather Than Face Life in Prison Texas Satanta Native-American Studies Westward Expansion Handbook of Texas
1887 Cincinnati's Granville T. Woods Receives Patent for a Telephone System Granville T. Woods Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors African American Registry
Alexander Miles Patents an Improved Elevator Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors St. Louis Public  Library
Kentucky State University Opens Its Doors with 3 Teachers and 55 Students Kentucky Education Education African-American Heritage Kentucky State University
1890 Daughters of the American Revolution Founded The American Revolution Women Daughters of the American Revolution
1906 San Francisco School Board Orders Segregation of "Orientals" San Francisco Asian-American Studies Harpers Weekly
1939 Coleman Hawkins Records "Body and Soul" Coleman Hawkins Jazz & Blues African-American Performing Artists National Public Radio
1984 Astronaut Kathy Sullivan Is First American Woman to Walk in Space Space Shuttle Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1991 Confirmation Hearings Begin for Justice Clarence Thomas U.S. Congress U.S. Supreme Court African-American History New York Times
1996 The Red Cliff Tribe of Wisconsin Is the First Native American Tribe to File a Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)Plan Wisconsin Native-American Heritage Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)Plan Red Cliff Band Wisconsin Historical Society
1998 Pope John Paul II Canonizes Jewish-born Edith Stein, Catholic Nun Killed at Auschwitz Pope John Paul II Judaism Holocaust New York Times

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