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

OCTOBER 13

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
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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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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