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


1915 Mabel Fairbanks (New York City-born African-American Member of the World Skating Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Figure Skating Hall of Fame African American Registry
1934 Ellis Marsalis (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Musician) Ellis Marsalis Jazz Education Famous African Americans
1947 Buckwheat Zydeco (Louisiana-born African-American Accordionist, Pianist, Singer ) Louisiana Performing Artists Amercian Performing Artists African American Performing Artists
1954 Condoleezza Rice (Alabama-born African-American Secretary of State of the George W. Bush Administration) Condoleezza Rice U.S. Government President George W. Bush African-American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Department of State African American Registry
1959 Valerie Wellington (Chicago-born African-American Blues Singer) Chicago Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists Leaders African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1915 Booker T. Washington (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Educator and Rights Advocate) Booker T. Washington Noted Educators Human Rights Famous African Americans
1754 Massachusetts Author, Playwright, Historian; Mercy Otis, Marries James Warren Massachusetts Authors American Women Authors American Revolution Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1805 Georgia Authorities and Creek Chiefs Sign Treaty Expanding Georgia Westward Georgia Creek Indians Treaty of Washington University of Georgia
1960 New Orleans Integrates Two All-White Schools New Orleans Education U.S. Civil Rights Louisiana Secretary of State
1979 President Carter Appoints Alcee Hastings As First African-American Federal Judge in Florida Florida President Jimmy Carter African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1996 Michael Jackson Gets Married Michael Jackson Popular Musicians Famous African Americans History Channel

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