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


1853 Helen Magill White (Rhode Island-born First American Woman to Earn a Ph.D. Degree) Rhode Island Political and Social Leaders Education Women Historic Firsts
1907 Charles Alston (North Carolina-born African-American Artist and Teacher) North Carolina Artists, Architects and Designers American Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
1909 Ed Young (Chinese-born Children's Author, Illustrator Awarded 1990 Caldecott Medal for Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China) Ed Young Primary Literature Asian-American Authors & Illustrators Artists 1990 Caldecott Medal for Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China
1929 Berry Gordy, Jr. (Detroit-born African-American Founder of Mo-town Record: Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Berry Gordy, Jr. African-American Business Leaders Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1960 Richard Wright (Mississippi-born African-American Author) Richard Wright American Authors African-American Authors
1729 Natchez Indians Attack the French Outpost of Fort Rosalie, Killing 200+ Mississippi Natchez Indians Death Adams County, MS Genealogical Society
1785 The "Treaty of Hopewell" Is Signed Reaffirming the Boundary Between the Cherokee and Georgia Georgia Cherokee Nation Treaty of Hopewell Georgia University
1872 In Northeastern California, War Breaks Out Between the Modocs and the US Army, Continuing to June 1, 1873. California Modocs War LearnCalifronia
1882 Screwmen's Benevolent Association Protests the Hiring of African Americans in Texas Texas Labor African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1919 American-born Nancy Astor Is Elected as Britain's First Female Member of Parliament Virginia Political and Social Leaders British Political and Social Leaders Women Elections Historic Firsts History Channel
1961 Ernie Davis Is the First African American Selected for the Heisman Trophy Ernie Davis Heisman Trophy African American Sports Figures Historic Firsts African American Registry

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