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1876 Nellie Ross (Missouri-born Governor of Wyoming: First Woman Elected Governor in the U.S.) Nellie Ross Wyoming Political and Social Leaders American Political Leaders American Women in Politics & Government
1894 Lucille Hegamin (Georgia-born African-American Blues Singer) Georgia Performing Artists Jazz African American Performing Artists African American Registry
1908 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (Connecticut-born African-American Congressman, Civil Rights Leader, Religious Leader) Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. African-American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Civil Rights Religion
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1847 Marcus Whitman (New York-born Physician, Missionary, Pioneer of the Washington Territory) New York Pioneers and Explorers Washington Religion Cayuse Indians Concordia
1991 Frank Yerby (Georgia-born African-American Writer of Popular Fiction) Georgia Authors & Illustrators American Authors African-American Authors
2000 Marvel (Jackson) Cooke (Minnesota-born African-American Journalist) Minnesota Authors Journalism African-American Authors
1777 The City of San Josť, California Is Founded by Josť Joaquin Moraga California Hispanic Heritage Official Website
1780 Congregational Church (CT) Certifies Lemuel Hayes As Its First African-American Minister Connecticut Religion African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Concordia
1847 Cayuse Indians Massacre Missionary Marcus Whitman & Wife in Washington's Walla Walla Valley Washington Religion Cayuse Indians Death Concordia History Link
1864 Colorado Militia Massacre Innocent Cheyenne and Arapahos at Sand Creek Sand Creek Massacre Cheyenne Indians Arapahoe Indians Death History Channel
1997 Eddie Robinson Finishes 56-year Career as Grambling Football Coach Eddie Robinson College Football Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Grambling State University

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