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OCTOBER 26

1885 Robert Reed Church Jr. (Tennessee-born African-American Banker, Investor, Political Leader) Tennessee Business Leaders African-American Business Leaders African American Registry
1899 Judy Johnson (Maryland-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures African-American Sports Leaders Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1911 Shiing-Shen Chern (Chinese Mathematician) Chinese Scientists & Mathematicians Mathematics Asian-American Heritage
1911 Mahalia Jackson (New Orleans-born African-American Gospel Singer) Mahalia Jackson Gospel Musicians U.S. Civil Rights Movement African-American Performing Artists
1919 Edward Brooke (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Senator from Massachusetts) Washington D.C. Political and Social Leaders Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities African American Registry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1952 Hattie McDaniel (Kansas-born African-American Actress: Gone with the Wind) Kansas Performing Artists Actors Gone with the Wind African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1962 Louise Beavers (Ohio-born African-American Actress) Louise Beavers Actors Film African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1749 Georgia Delegates Recommend the Immediate Introduction of Slavery into the Colony Georgia Colony Slavery African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1832 A Wabash Band of Potawatomi Indians Give Up Their Remaining Land in Northwestern Indiana, Receiving 22 Sections of Land in Return Indiana Potawatami Indians University of Kansas Indiana Historical Society
1836 In Arkansas, the Fayetteville Female Seminary Is Incorporated Fayetteville, Arkansas Women Education Religion Arkansas History Commission
1863 Wisconsin Governor Edward Salomon Receives Authorization to Raise a Regiment of African-American Soldiers Wisconsin Military Figures American Civil War African-American Military Figures Wisconsin Historical Society
1869 Martial Law Is Required to Stem Florida Violence Resulting from Freedmen Legislation Florida Racism African American Heritage Florida State Historical Society
1980 Alberto Salazar Wins the New York City Marathon Cuban Sports Figures New York City Track and Field Hall of Fame Latin-American Sports Figures New York Times

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