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1876 Eartha Mary Magdalene White (Florida-born African-American Social Worker) Florida Poltical and Social Leaders Business Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1904 Horace Bond (Tennessee-born African-American Educator) Tennessee Poltical and Social Leaders Educators of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1933 Esther Rolle (Florida-born African-American Actress) Florida Performing Artists Actors Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1942 Angel Cordero, Jr. (Puerto Rican Latin-American Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Angel Cordero, Jr. Horse Racing Hall of Fame Famous Latin Americans
1947 Minnie Ripperton (Chicago-born African-American Vocalist) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1953 Alfre Woodard (Oklahoma-born African-American Actress) Oklahoma Performing Artists Television Famous African Americans Internet Movie Database African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1901 Mary Ann (Ball) Bickerdyke (Ohio-born Nurse for the Union Army During the American Civil War) Ohio Scientists & Medical Professionals Medical Professionals American Women in Science American Civil War Ohio Historical Society
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1837 Mount Holyoke Female Seminary Founded: First U.S. College for Women Massachusetts Education Women Mount Holyhoke Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1870 Increase Lapham Records the First Published National Weather Forecast New York Scientists and Mathematicians Wisconsin Scientists and Mathematicians Meteorology Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
African Americans Go to the Polls for the First Time in Michigan Michigan Elections African-American Heritage Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1874 Texas Cavalry Rescue Two Sisters Taken Captive by Cheyenne in September Texas Cheyenne Indians Texas State Historical Association
1961 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Arrives in Seattle, Washington Washington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History Link
1966 Lawrence Joel's Actions Will Make Him First Living African-American Medal of Honor Vietnam War African-American History US Army Historic Firsts History Channel
Edward W. Brooke First African American Elected to Senate by Popular Vote Edward W. Brooke U.S. Congress African-American History Historic Firsts New York Times
1970 New Orleans Saints Tom Dempsey's 63-yard Field Goal Sets Professional Football Record Football National Football League Special Needs Education New York Times
1990 The Republic of Ireland Elects First Female President Ireland Election Women Historic Firsts BBC
2005 Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Becomes Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Liberian Political and Social Leaders Africa Elections Women Historic Firsts CNN

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