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OCTOBER 23

1935 Chi Chi Rodriguez (Puerto Rican-born Member of the Professional Golf Hall of Fame) Puerto Rican Sports Figures Latin-American Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame
1946 Mel Martinez (Cuban-born Member of George W. Bush's Presidential Cabinet) Mel Martinez George W. Bush Latin-American Studies U.S. Government
1954 Ang Lee (Taiwan-born Academy Award Winning Director: "Brokeback Mountain") Ang Lee Film Asian-American Performing Artists
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1784 Virginia Emancipates Slaves Who Fought in the Revolutionary War Virginia American Revolution Slavery African-American History University of Houston
1826 Miami Indians Agree to Mississinewa Treaty Ceding Land for Indiana's Michigan Road Indiana Miami Indians Historic Documents Kokomo-Howard County Public Library
1890 President Benjamin Harrison Terminates All Land Claims by the Ponca Indians within the Nebraska Territory Nebraska President Benjamin Harrison Ponca Indians History Channel
1913 The Seattle Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Is Founded Seattle, Washington African-American Heritage NAACP History Link
1915 25,000 Women Demand Right to Vote with March in New York City New York City Women Women's Suffrage New York Times
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Announce the Signing of Jackie Robinson to Play for Their Montreal Farm Team Jackie Robinson African American Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
1947 NAACP Issues to the United Nations a Formal Petition on Racism "An Appeal to the World" United Nations Racism People's Movement for Human Rights Education African American Registry
1968 Bob Beamon Long Jumps World Record 29' 2.5" at Mexico City Olympics Mexico The Olympic Games Bob Beamon Famous African Americans International Track & Field Hall of Fame Historic Firsts
1991 Clarence Thomas Is Sworn In as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Cornell Law School African-American Political and Social Leaders Oyez

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