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


1792 Russell Means (South Dakota-born Native American Civil Rights Leader) South Dakota Political and Social Leaders Native American Studies Human Rights/Civil Rights
1956 Sinbad (Michigan-born African-American Actor) Michigan  Performing Artists Actors Television African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa (Nigerian Civil Rights Activist: Government Execution) Ken Saro-Wiwa Human Rights/Civil Rights Death BBC
2008 Miriam Makeba (South African Popular Singer, Rights Activist) Miriam Makeba Popular Musicians Human Rights
1582 Spanish Merchant, Antonio de Espejo, Departs San Bartolome, Mexico, Leading a Small Expedition to Explore New Mexico Spanish Explorers New Mexico North American Explorers Latin-American Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1808 Osage Indians Cede Missouri and Arkansas Lands for Oklahoma Reservation Arkansas Missouri Oklahoma Osage Indians History Channel
1837 Kichai Indians Kill 10 Texas Rangers at the Battle of Stone Houses Texas Kichai Indians Death Texas State Historical Assocation
1851 In St. Paul, Minnesota, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Open a Girls School, Enrolling 14 Pupils St. Paul, Minnesota Education Women Religion Catholicism Sisters of  St. Joseph of  Carondelet Minnesota Historical Society
1855 Poet Henry W. Longfellow Publishes The Song of Hiawatha Henry W. Longfellow Minnesota Poetry Native American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1898 2,000 White Supremacists Burn Black Businesses & Kill 9 in Wilmington, North Carolina North Carolina African-American History Racism Death African American Registry
1961 The Professional Golfers Association Eliminates "Caucasians Only" Clause from Its Constitution Golf PGA Racism USA Today
1975 The U.N. General Assembly Approves Resolution Equating Zionism with Racism The United Nations Israel Judiasm Racism New York Times
1988 The Wilmington, Delaware Rotary Club Votes to Admit Female Members for the First Time Wilmington, Delaware Women Historic Firsts Wilmington Rotary State of Delaware
1995 Nigerian Government Executes Civil Rights Activist Ken Saro-Wiwa Ken Saro-Wiwa Human Rights/Civil Rights Death History Channel BBC

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