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


1904 Eddie South (Missouri-born African-American Jazz Violinist) Missouri Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1938 Albert Sampson (Massachusetts-born Religious Leader, Civil Rights Activist) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Civil Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders African-American Registry
1944 Mickey Leland (Texas-born U.S. Congressman, Rights Activist, Environmentalist) Mickey Leland U.S. Congress Human Rights Earth & Enviroinmental Science African-American Political and Social Leaders
1940 Bruce Lee (San Francisco-born Asian-American Actor) Bruce Lee American Performing Artists Film Asian-American Performing Artists
1942 Jimi Hendrix (Seattle-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Jimi Hendrix African American Performing Artistss Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1951 Kathryn Bigelow (California-born First Woman to Receive the Academy Award for Best Director: "The Hurt Locker") Kathryn Bigelow American Women in Performing Arts Filmmakers Academy Awards
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1850 Camp Independence (Fort Yuma) Is Established to Protect Gold Prospectors Coming to California from Indian Attacks California Forts Native American Gold California State Military Museum
1868 Custer Leads Unprovoked Massacre of Cheyenne Village on Oklahoma's Washita River Oklahoma George Armstrong Custer The Cheyenne Westward Expansion Death History Channel
1894 Milwaukee's Mildred Lord Patents a Washing Machine Wisconsin Scientists and Inventors Female American Scientists and Inventors Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions USPTO
1928 African-American Marjorie Joyner Receives a U.S. Patent for a Hair Wave Machine Virginia Scientists and Inventors Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors African-American Registry USPTO
1944 Texas Soldier, Macario García, Earns the Congressional Medal of Honor Near Grosshau, Germany Grosshau, Germany Texas Military Figures American Military Figures World War II Hispanic Military Figures Texas State Historical Association
1951 16-year-old Hosea Richardson Is the First Licensed African-American Jockey in the State of Florida Florida Sports Figures Horse Racing Historic Firsts African-American Sports Figures Florida Historical Society
1953 Roy Campanella Is Named National League MVP for the Second Time in Three Years Roy Campanella Baseball Hall of Fame Special Education African American Sports Figures Los Angeles Dodgers
1961 Five Albany, Georgia Students Are Arrested Trying to Integrate the Local Trailways Bus Station Albany, Georgia Civil Rights African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1971 The Anglican Church Ordains Its First Women Priests Anglican Church Women Historic Firsts Concordia

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