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OCTOBER 24

1830 Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (New York-born Attorney: First Woman to Run for President of the United States) Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood Law and Legal Resources Female American Political and Social Leaders The American Presidency
1896 Marjorie Stewart Joyner (Virginia-born African-American Business Leader, Philanthropist) Virginia Business Leaders Philantropy African-American Business Leaders African American Registry
1936 Rafael Hernández Colón (Puerto Rican Political Leader) Rafael Hernández Colón Statesman Latin-American Studies
1948 Kweisi Mfume (Maryland-born African-American President of the NAACP) Kweisi Mfume African-American Political and Social Leaders The NAACP
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1972 Jackie Robinson (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame U.S. Civil Rights Famous African Americans
2006 Enolia Pettigen McMillan (Pennsylvania-born African-American Civil Rights Leader: First Woman to Head the NAACP) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders U.S. Civil Rights African Americans Political and Social Leaders SFGate
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1845 Indians Kill and Scalp Two German Authors/Pioneers in Texas German Authors Texas Native-American Heritage Death Texas State Historical Association
1850 First National Convention for Woman's Rights Concludes in Worcester, Massachusetts Massachusetts Women Human Rights/Civil Rights Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1871 19 Die in the Los Angeles Massacre, Chinese-American Race Riot Los Angeles Asian-American Heritage Death National Park Service
1901 Woman Is First to Survive Going Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel Niagara Falls Woman Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1933 Amelia Earhart Speaks to the Janesville Women's History Club Janesville, Wisconsin Amelia Earhart Women Wisconsin Historical Society
1935 Langston Hughes' Mulatto Opens on Broadway Langston Hughes Plays African-American History Internet Broadway Database
1952 Two Texas Schools Merge to Form Huston-Tillotson University Texas Education African-American Heritage Huston-Tillotson University Texas State Historical Association
1956 In Syracuse, NY, Margaret Ellen Towner Is First Woman Ordained in Presbyterian Church New York Religion Women Historic Firsts Concordia
1959 Wilt Chamberlain Scores 43 Points in His NBA Debut Wilt Chamberlain National Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1981 National Coalition of 100 Black Women Adopts Its Founding Resolution National Coalition of 100 Black Women African-American Heritage Women University of Texas

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