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NOVEMBER 19

1911 William Attaway (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Mississippi Authors African-American Authors African American Registry
1921 Roy Campanella (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Special Education African American Sports Figures
1956 Ann Curry (Guam-born Broadcast Journalist) Guam Performing Artists Television Journalism Asian-Amrican Performing Artists Biography.com
1966 Gail Devers (Seattle, Washington African-American 2-time 100m Olympic Track Champion: 1992, 1996) Washington Sports Figures Track & Field The 1992 Summer Olympic Games African American Sports Figures USA Track and Field
1973 Savion Glover (New Jersey-born African-American Dancer, Actor) New Jersey Performing Artists Actors Dance African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1887 Emma Lazarus (New York City-born Poet) Emma Lazarus Poetry Statue of Liberty Jewish Virtual Library
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1828 Surveying Is Completed on the Cherokee Line in the Northwest Portion of the Arkansas Territory Arkansas Cherokee Indians Arkansas Encyclopedia Arkansas History Commission
1864 President Abraham Lincoln Issues Second Order for the Release of Indian "Big Eagle" from Confinement at Davenport, Iowa Davenport, Iowa Abraham Lincoln Native-American Heritage The Lincoln Log
1901 Granville Woods Is Granted a Patent for a Third Rail Electrified Railway Granville Woods Railroad Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks African American Scientists & Inventors USPTO
1923 The Oklahoma State Senate Ousts Governor John C. Walton In Part for His Opposition to the Ku Klux Klan Oklahoma Ku Klux Klan Oklahoma Department of Libraries (pdf)
1954 Sammy Davis, Jr. Is Injured in a San Bernardino, California Car Accident and Will Lose His Left Eye San Bernadino, California Sammy Davis, Jr. Automotives Health Care Eyesight African-American Performing Artists LearnCalifornia
1977 Ku Klux Klan Member Convicted of 1963 Birmingham, AL Church Bombing Alabama U.S. Civil Rights Movement Religion Law & Legal Resources Court TV
2001 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants Is the First Baseball Player to Win Four Most Valuable Player Awards San Francisco Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts African American Sports Figures New York Times

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