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


1746 Absalom Jones (Delaware-born African-American Religious Leader) Delaware Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians African-American Political and Social leaders African American Heritage
1901 Juanita Hall (New Jersey-born African-American Singer, Actress, Music Director) New Jersey Performing Artists Gospel Musicians American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Heritage
1943 Ann Hobson Pilot (Pennsylvania-born African-American Harpist) Ann Hobson Pilot Classical Musicians Famous African Americans
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1884 William Wells Brown (Kentucky-born Abolitionist, Author, Playwright) Kentucky Social and Political Leaders Abolition American Authors African-American Social and Political Leaders
1853 The First Chinese Presbyterian Church in the United States Is Organized in San Francisco, California San Francisco, California Religion Asian-American Heritage Historic Firsts Concordia
1868 Jonathan C. Gibbs Is the First African American to Serve As Florida's Secretary of State Florida's Department of State African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Florida State Historical Society
1891 The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Is Founded in Houston Houston, Texas Women Historic Firsts Daughters of the Republic of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1913 Mohandas K. Gandhi Is Arrested Leading a March of Indian Miners in South Africa South Africa India Mohandas K. Gandhi Labor Human Rights South African History
1920 The Shreveport Sun Is Founded as the First African-American Newspaper in Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana Journalism Historic Firsts African-American Heritage Louisiana Secretary of State
1962 Beth Johnson of Orlando Is Elected as Florida's First Woman State Senator Florida State Senate American Women Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Florida State Historical Society
1965 The First Freedom Flights Begin Delivering 3,000-4,000 Cuban Refugees to the United States Cuba Cuban Immigration Aviation Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts Florida State Historical Society
1968 San Francisco State U. Students Protest Suspension of Black Panthers Professor San Francisco Education African-American History U.S. Civil Rights Movement San Francisco State University
1984 Chinese-American, Dr. Shien-Biau (S.B.) Woo, Is Elected Lieutenant Governor of Delaware Delaware Political and Social Leaders Elections Politics Asian-American Political and Social Leaders State of Delaware
1990 Washington, D.C.'s, Sharon Pratt Dixon Is First African-American Female Elected as Mayor of a Major U.S. City Washington, D.C. Government Women African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts African American Registry

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