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NOVEMBER 15

1825 Sarah Jane Woodson Early (Ohio-born African-American Educator, Abolitionist, and Feminist) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Abolition African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1916 Ruth Nita Barrow (Barbados-born Jamaican Nurse, Politician, and Administrator) Barbados Health Care United Nations African American Registry
1930 Whitman Mayo (New York City-born African-American Actor: Grady on "Sanford and Son") New York City Performing Artists Actors African-American Performing Artists African American Registry Internet Movie Database
1932 Clyde McPhatter (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Clyde McPhatter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Famous African Americans
1954 Twinkie Clark (Detroit-born African-American Grammy-Winning Gospel Singer) Twinkie Clark Gospel Musicians Grammy Awards African American Performing Artists
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1836 Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano de Zavala y Senz (Latin-American Vice-President of the Republic of Texas) Republic of Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
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1620 Pilgrim Landing Party from The Mayflower First Encounter Native Americans The Mayflower Compact American History Historic Firsts MayflowerHistory.com (pdf)
1824 The Quapaw Nation Cedes Its Ancestral Land in Arkansas and Agree to Become Part of the Caddo Nation in Texas Arkansas Quapaw Nation Historic U.S. Documents Arkansas History Commission
1866 Pilgrim Baptist Church Is Organized in St. Paul, Minnesota Minnesota Religion African-American Heritage Official Website African American Registry Minnesota Historical Society
1898 Lyda A. Newman of New York City Receives a Patent for a Hairbrush New York City Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks American Female Scientists & Inventors African-American Scientists & Inventors African American Registry
1941 Grambling Defeats Tillotson 37-6 for Eddie Robinson's First Win of 408 Eddie Robinson Famous African Americans Historic Firsts College Football Hall of Fame National Football Foundation
1943 Heinrich Himmler Orders Imprisonment of Gypsies Heinrich Himmler The Holocaust World War II History Channel
1960 Elgin Baylor Scores 71 Points for the L.A. Lakers v. the N.Y. Knicks Washington, D.C. Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans NBA
1962 20-year-old Cassius Clay TKOs 48-year-old Archie Moore in Los Angeles Muhmmad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame African Americans Sports Figures World Boxing Association

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