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


1901 Edith Sampson (Pennsylvania-born First African-American Woman Appointed to the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations) United Nations Edith Sampson African-American Political and Social Leaders
1902 Arna Bontemps (Louisiana-born African-American Harlem Renaissance Writer, Children's Author) Arna Bontemps Young-adult Authors Famous African-Americans
1906 J. Saunders Redding (Delaware-born African-American Author) Delaware Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
1909 Art Tatum (Ohio-born African-American Jazz Pianist) Art Tatum Jazz Noted African Americans
1920 Carroll Leevy (South Carolina-born African-American Medical Researcher: Liver Disease) South Carolina Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Anatomy African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Intellihealth
1924 Nipsey Russell (Georgia-born African-American Comedian) Georgia Performing Artists Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1926 Ray Brown (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz Bassist) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
Jesse LeRoy Brown (Mississippi-born African-American Aviator) Jesse LeRoy Brown Aviation History African American History Historic Firsts
1949 Leona Mitchell (Oklahoma-born African-American Lyric Soprano) Oklahoma Performing Artists Opera African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1962 Jerry Rice (Mississippi-born African-American Professional Football Player) Mississippi Sports Figures Football African American History
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1781 Joseph II of Austria Issues Edict of Tolerance to Suppress Persecution and Torture of Evangelicals Austria Religion Civil Rights/Human Rights European History Concordia
1843 B'nai B'rith Founded in New York City by Twelve German-Jewish Immigrants New York City Judaism B'nai B'rith Montana Historical Society
1915 Meharry Medical College Is Chartered Tennessee Education African-American Heritage Meharry Medical College Tennessee State University
1924 Judson Walter Minor Is the First African American Appointed as a Police Officer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lew Enforcement Agencies African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Milwaukee City Police Department Wisconsin Historical Society

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