Return Today in the History of America's Diversity Heritage Return

OCTOBER 31

1896 Ethel Waters (Pennsylvania-born African-American Jazz and Blues Singer and Film Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1922 Illinois Jacquet (Louisiana-born Jazz Saxophonist) Louisiana Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Native-American Heritage Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1949 Odaline de la Martinez (Cuban-American Composer, Conductor ) Cuban Composers American Composers Latin-American Composers
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1882 George Ruby (New York-born African-American Texas Politician During Reconstruction) New York Political and Social Leader Texas Political and Social Leader Reconstruction African-American Political and Social Leader Texas State historical Association
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1799 All Spanish and American Military Officers Are Ordered out of West Florida by William Augustus Bowles, the Caucasian Creek Chief Spain Military Figures Florida Creek Indians Florida Historical Society
1950 Earl Lloyd Is First African-American to Play in the NBA African-American History Historic Firsts NBA Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Registry
1954 Martin Luther King Installed as Minister of Montgomery, AL Dexter Avenue Baptist Church Alabama Political and Social Leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion Alabama State Archives

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