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1971 Sean "Puffy" Combs (New York City-born African-American Popular Musician) Sean Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 James Groppi (Wisconsin-born Catholic Priest, Civil Rights Activist) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Human Rights/Civil Rights Wisconsin Historical Society
1775 Native Americans Attack and Burn California's Spanish Mission San Diego de Alcalá Spain California California Missions Native-American Heritage Latin-American Heritage Journal of San Diego History
1791 Over 600 U.S. Soldiers Are Killed When Attacked by Miami and Shawnee Indians in Western Ohio Ohio Native-American Heritage Miami Indians Death Ohio Historical Society
1835 Texans and Mexicans Fight at the Battle of Lipantitlán Mexico Texas Hispanic Heritage Death Texas State Historical Association
1838 Potawatomi Indians Arrive at Osawatomi, Kansas Completing "Trail of Death" March Indiana Illinois Missouri Kansas Potawatami Indians Kansas Heritage Group
1868 Sevier (now Howard) County, Arkansas Is Placed Under Martial Law Due to Ku Klux Klan Activity Arkansas Racism Anything Arkansas
1879 Thomas Elkins Patents Refrigeration Apparatus for Chilling or Cooling Food Foods & Nutrition Temperature Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks African American Registry
1924 Nellie Ross (WY) Elected to Complete Deceased Husband's Term as Governor Wyoming Elections Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1959 Ernie Banks Wins His Second Straight National League MVP Award Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans New York Times
1965 Lee Ann Breedlove First Woman Faster Than 300 mph on Land Utah Automobiles Women Historic Firsts History Channel
1988 Bill and Camille Cosby Donate $20 million to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia Bill Cosby Philanthropy African-American History Health and Human Services Spelman College University of Georgia
2008 Barack Obama Is Elected as the First African-American President of the United States of America Barack Obama Presidential Elections American Presidency Historic Firsts African-American Political and Social Leaders CNN

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