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


1895 Beulah Woodard (Ohio-born African-American Artist) Ohio Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
1907 Shirley Graham DuBois (Indiana-born African-American Composer, Artist, Children's Author) Indiana Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors American Artists American Composers African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
1914 Daisy Bates (Arkansas-born African-American Civil Rights Leader) Daisy Bates American Civil Rights Famous African Americans
1929 LaVerne Baker (Doris Williams: Chicago-born African-American Jazz Vocalist) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1831 Nat Turner (Virginia-born African-American Slave, Revolutionary: Hanged) Nat Turner Slavery Death African-American History History Channel
1880 Lucretia Mott (Massachusetts-born African-American Abolitionist) Lucretia Mott Abolition
1984 Martin Luther King, Sr. (Georgia-born Father of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr.) Martin Luther King, Jr. Famous African Americans
1778 Tories and Mohawk Indians Attack the Village of Cherry Valley, New York, Killing 47 New York Mohawk Indians Revolutionary War Death Cooperstown Network
1831 Nat Turner Is Hanged in Jerusalem, Virginia for Leading Violent Slave Insurrection Nat Turner Slavery Death African-American Heritage History Channel
1890 Pathfinder's Women's Literary Club Is Organized in Austin, Texas Texas Women Literature Texas State Historical Association
1864 Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Exhibits Two of Her Early Pieces at the Colored Soldiers' Fair in Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts New York Artists Ameritcan Artists American Civil War African-American Artists Native-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1865 Little Six and Medicine Bottle, Leaders in the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862, Are Executed at Minnesota's Fort Snelling Minnesota Native American Heritage Indian Wars Capital Punishment Death Minnesota Historical Society
1890 Pathfinder's Women's Literary Club Is Organized in Austin, Texas Texas Women Literature Texas State Historical Association
1911 Jim Thorpe Kicks 4 Field Goals as Carlisle Indian School, PA Shocks Harvard 18-15 Pennsylvania Jim Thorpe Native American Heritage Football Hall of Fame ESPN
1951 Janet Collins Debuts as the First African-American Dancer with the New York Metropolitan Opera New York City Opera Ballet African-American History Historic Firsts Metropolitan Opera
1992 The Church of England Votes to Ordain Women as Priests Great Britain Religion Women BBC
1993 Vietnam Women's Memorial Dedicated in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Women Vietnam Women's Memorial Vietnam War New York Times
1994 Bill Gates Anonymously Pays $30.8M at Auction for 72-page da Vinci Codex Italy Leonardo da Vinci Bill Gates Business & Economics CNN

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