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OCTOBER 19

1859 Byrd Prillerman (West Virginia-born African-American Educator) West Viriginia Political and Social Leaders Education African American Political and Social Leaders West Virginia Division of Culture and History
1920 Lawanda Page (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Ohio Performing Artists Actors Television African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1936 Johnetta Betsch Cole (Florida-born African-American Educator) Johnetta Cole Education African American Political and Social Leaders
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1790 60 U.S. Soldiers and Militiamen Are Killed When Ambushed by Miami Warriors Near Present-Day Fort Wayne, Indiana Indiana Miami Indians Indian Wars Death Indiana Historical Society
1810 Mexico's Father Miguel Hidalgo Issues His Edict Against Slavery Miguel Hidalgo Slavery Texas A&M University
1943 Paul Robeson Opens in Othello at the Shubert Theater on Broadway Paul Robeson Othello African American Performing Artists Internet Broadway Database
1944 Navy Announces African-American Women to Be Included in the WAVES Naval History African American History World War II African American Registry
1960 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 280 Students Arrested at Atlanta Sit-in Georgia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr U.S. Civil Right Movement Crime African American History The King Center Germantown Friends School, PA
1983 Senate Approves (7822) Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, Birthday As Public Holiday United States Senate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Calendars and Holidays The King Center

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