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


1896 Oscar Charleston (Indiana-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Indiana Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1899 Clarence Muse (Maryland-born African-American Actor) Maryland Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African Americans Registry
1902 William Allison Davis (Washington, D.C.-born Anthropologist, Educator) Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Educators African American Registry
1926 James "Son" Thomas (Mississippi-born African-American Jazz Musician) James Jazz & Blues American Artists African American Performing Artists
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1891 Sarah Winnemucca (Nevada-born Author; First Native American Woman Copyright and Publish in the English Language) Nevada Authors & Illustrators American Authors Paiute Indians Library of  Congress
1835 Henry Blair (MD) First African-American to Receive Patent (Corn Planter) Maryland Patents & Trademarks Famous African Americans African American Registry USPTO
1916 Washington & Lee Refuses to Allow Rutgers' Paul Robeson to Play FB Game Paul Robeson Football Rutgers University Washington and Lee African American Registry
1964 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youngest Person Selected for Nobel Peace Prize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1964 Nobel Prize for Peace New York Times African American Registry
American Billy Mills Wins the 10,000 M Run at the Tokyo Olympics Japan Tokyo Olympic Games Native-American Studies New York Times
1968 Jim Hines Sets 100-M Dash World-record 9.95 S at Mexico City Olympics Mexico Mexico City Olympic Games African American Sports Figures
1986 Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Selected as the Nobel Laureate for Peace Elie Wiesel The Holocaust 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace New York Times
1990 Jerry Rice Ties NFL Record with Five Touchdown Catches against Atlanta Football African American Sports Figures
1999 Margaret Marshall Is First Woman Appointed Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Court Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Issues Women Historic Firsts BBC

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