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


1843 Martha G. Ripley (Vermont-born Public Health Measure Crusader Who Established Minneapolis Minnesota's Maternity Hospital) Vermont Mathematicians and Scientists Minneapolis Minnesota Women Health Care Minnesota Historical Society
1850 Cayetano Coll y Toste (Puerto Rican Historian) Puerto Rican Authors and Illustrators Latin American Authors and Illustrators
1912 Gordon Parks (Kansas-born African-American Writer, Photographer, Filmmaker) Gordon Parks African-American Artists, Architects & Designers Photography Filmmakers American Authors
1915 Brownie McGhee (Tennessee-born African-American Blues Singer, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter) Tennessee Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1918 Mabel Evans Cason (Indiana-born African-American Educator and Activist) Indiana Political & Social Leaders African-American Political Leaders African American Registry
1924 Shirley Chisholm (New York-born Politician: First African-American Woman Elected to the U.S. Congress) Shirley Chisholm United States Congress African-American Political Leaders
1962 Bo Jackson (Alabama-born African-American 1985 Heisman Trophy Winner) Alabama Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures 1985 Heisman Trophy Winner Football Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 Robert Tools (Alabama-born African-American: Lived 151 Days as the First Recipient of a Fully Self-Contained Artificial Heart) Alabama Explorers and Pioneers Medical Research Heart African-American Heritage Jewish Hospital
1817 59 Soldiers & Settlers Killed & Wounded in Indian Attack on Florida's Apalachicola River Florida Native American Heritage Death Florida Historical Society
1875 African-American Inventor, A.P. Ashbourne, Patents a Biscuit Cutter Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors University of California Irvine
1897 African-American Inventor, J.A. Sweeting, Patents Cigarette Rolling Device Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors St. Louis Public Library
1912 A Proclamation by the Governor Gives Oregon Women the Right to Vote Oregon Government Women's Suffrage Voting Rights
1977 Lenny Wilkens Is Hired As Coach of the Seattle Supersonics Washington Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures History Link
1982 Florida's African-American Legislators Organize the State's First "Black Caucus" Florida African-American Political and Social Leaders Politics Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1987 Bo Jackson Rushes for 221 Yards, 3 TDs for Oakland Raiders on 25th Birthday Alabama Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures 1985 Heisman Trophy Winner Football Hall of Fame USA Today
1993 Tacoma, Washington's City Council Approves Chinese Reconciliation Resolution Washington Law and Legal Resources Asian-American Heritage History Link
2004 Kweisi Mfume Announces Resignation As President of the NAACP Kweisi Mfume African-American Political and Social Leaders NAACP African American Registry

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