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1815 Josť Manuel Gallegos (New Mexico's First Delegate to the U.S. Congress) Josť Manuel Gallegos U.S. Congress Latin-American Studies
1925 Gus Savage (Detroit-born African-American Congressman) Gus Savage U.S. Congress African-American Political and Social Leaders
1970 Nia Long (New York City-born African-American Actress) Nia Long Actors Film Television Famous African-Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1946 Mamie Smith (Ohio-born African-American Singer; First African-American to Record the Blues) Mamie Smith Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
1800 Virginia Governor, James Monroe, Orders the Execution of a Slave Involved in Planning a Revolt in Richmond and the Surrounding Area Richmond, Virginia James Madison Slavery Crime Capital Punishment African-American Heritage Virginia Historical Society
1862 Florida's Free Blacks and Unsupervised Slaves Are Ordered to Central Florida Away from Union Troops Florida Slavery African-American Heritage American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1944 Units Composed Primarily of Japanese-Americans Relieve a U.S. Regiment Surrounded by German Forces for a Week in France France Nazi Germany Asian-American Military Figures World War II LearnCalifornia
1967 The Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Contempt-of-Court Convictions of Martin Luther King Jr. and Other Leaders of the 1963 Marches in Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama Alabama Supreme Court Martin Luther King Jr. Crime Civil Rights/Human Rights University of Georgia
1969 University of Washington Coach Jim Owens Suspends Four African American Football Players Washington State Football African-American Heritage University of Washington Football History Link
1974 Muhammad Ali Knocks Out George Foreman to Regain World Heavyweight Boxing Title Muhammad Ali George Foreman Boxing African-American Sports Figures New York Times New York Times
1991 BET Is First African American-owned Company to be Listed on the NYSE BET Markets & Investments African-American Heritage Historic Firsts African American Registry

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