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1912 Minoru Yamasaki (Washington-born Asian-American Architect of the New York World Trade Center) Minoru Yamasaki World Trade Center Asian American Artists and Architects
1935 Lou Rawls (Chicago-born African-American Popular Musician) Chicago Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Performing Attists Internet Movie Database
1939 Lee Trevino (Texas-born Latin-American Member of the Golf Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Latin-American Studies Golf Hall of Fame Biography
1940 Richard Pryor (Illinois-born African-American Comedian, Actor) Illinois Actors Film Notable African Americans Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1971 Arthur Spingarn (New York City-born Civil Rights Activist, Attorney) New York City Social Leaders Law & Legal Resources African-American History
1987 James Baldwin (New York City-born African-American Author) James Baldwin American Authors Notable African-Americans
1989 Alvin Ailey (Texas-born African-American Dancer, Choreographer) Alvin Ailey Dance Notable African-Americans
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1774 The Continental Congress Prohibits Importation of Slaves Continental Congress Slavery Kansas University
1874 T.J. Byrd Receives Patent# 157,370 for Railroad Car Couplings Patents and Copyrights Railroads African-American History Inventors Assistance League
1884 Elfego Baca Survives the Attack of 80 Cowboys in New Mexico New Mexico Hispanic Heritage Westward Expansion History Channel
1919 Lady Astor Is Sworn in As the First Female Member of the British Parliament Great Britain Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1955 Rosa Parks Is Arrested for Refusing to Give Her Bus Seat to a White Passenger Rosa Parks U.S. Civil Rights Movement African Amercian History History Channel Library of Congress Alabama State Archive State of Michigan
1965 Airlift Begins to Bring Thousands of Cuban Refugees to the U.S. Cuba Aviation History The Cold War Latin-American Studies New York Times

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