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1892 Irene McCoy Gaines (Florida-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) Florida Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage African American Registry
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1769 Leaders of 1763 Revolution Against Spanish Governor Ulloa Are Executed in New Orleans Spain New Orleans Capital Punishment Hispanic Heritage Historical Text ArchiveUniversity of Chicago Louisiana Secretary of State
1834 Seminole Council in Florida Expresses Hostility to Their Forced Move West of the Mississippi Florida Seminole Indians Westward Expansion Florida State Historical Society
1853 Paiutes Attack Transcontinental Railroad Survey Crew Railroad Paiute Indians Westward Expansion The History Channel
1861 Reinforcements Are Requested for Confederate Troops in New Mexico to Control the Pro-Union Mexican Population Mexico New Mexico American Civil War Hispanic Heritage New Mexcio Magazine
1892 In Minnesota, James H. Burrell Becomes the First African American Member of the St. Paul Police Force St. Paul, Minnesota Law Enforcement Agencies African-American Heritage Historic Firsts St. Paul, Minnesota Police Department Minnesota State Historical Society
1916 The Old Kasaan National Monument Is Established at a Deserted Indian Village on Alaska's Prince of Wales Island Prince of Wales Island Alaska Native-American Heritage National Park Service Alaska Historical Society
1940 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. Becomes First African-American General in U.S. Army Benjamin O. Davis U.S. Military Leaders Noted African Americans Historic Firsts U.S. Army
1949 Iowa's Effigy Mounds National Monument Is Created by Presidential Proclamation Iowa President Harry Truman Native American Heritage Effigy Mounds National Monument State Historical Society of Iowa
1960 Martin Luther King, Jr. Jailed for Parole Violation (driving without a license) Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Civil Rights Our Georgia History
1997 Million Woman March Fills Philadelphia Streets Philadelphia Women African-American Heritage African American Registry CNN

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