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OCTOBER 29

1806 Juan Seguín (Mexican-American Soldier, Politician) Mexico The Alamo Politics Latin-American Political Leaders
1837 Harriet Powers (Georgia-born African-American Quiltmaker) Harriet Powers Quilting African-American Artists
1897 Joseph Goebbels (Minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany) Germany World War II Propaganda The Holocaust
1908 Jaime Benítez (Puerto Rican Educator, Author, Member of the U.S. Congress) Jaime Benítez Educators of Note American Authors U.S. Congress Latin-American Political and Social Leaders
1911 Narciso Martínez (Mexican-American Father of Conjunto) Mexican Performing Artists Folk & Ethnic Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Association
1920 Baruj Benacerraf (Venezuelan Geneticist; 1980 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Baruj Benacerraf Autoimmune Diseases Genetic Diseases Latin-American Studies 1980 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1938 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (President of Liberia) Liberean Political and Social Leaders Biography.com African American Registry
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1768 Louisiana's Supreme Council Agrees to Expel Spanish Governor Don Antonio de Ulloa Louisiana Hispanic Heritage New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
1856 Harriet Tubman Delivers 4 Men and 1 Woman to an Underground Railroad House in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Harriet Tubman Slavery Underground Railroad African American Heritage State of Delaware
1864 President Lincoln Receives Sojourner Truth and Signs an Autograph for the African-American Evangelist and Rights Activist Sojourner Truth President Abraham Lincoln Women Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Lincoln Logs
1866 In Watsonville, California, Robert Johnson, an African-American Farmer, Provides the Property for Construction of a "Colored School" Watsonville, California Education African-American Heritage National Park Service African American Registry
1945 Anna Rosenberg Is First Women Awarded the U.S. Medal of Freedom Austrian Political and Social Leaders American Women in Politics Historic Firsts Jewish Women's Archive
1960 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) Begins His Professional Boxing Career in Louisville, Kentucky with a Six-Round Decision over Tunney Hunsacker Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures Louisville Courier Journal
1962 Actor Sidney Poitier Testifies Before Congress About the Lack of Opportunities for African-American Actors in Hollywood Sidney Poitier Los Angeles U.S. Congress American Performing Artists Film Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Performing Artists History Channel
1969 Bobby Seale Gagged and Chained at Chicago 8 Trial Chicago 8 Trial History Channel
In Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education, the Supreme Court Orders Immediate Desegregation of All U.S. Schools U.S. Supreme Court Education Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Civil Rights African-American Heritage University of Michigan

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