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

DECEMBER 3

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United Nations: International Day of Disabled Persons
(Observed annually on December 3 since 1992)
United Nations Special Needs Education United Nations
1833 Carlos Juan Finlay (Cuban physician, Epidemiologist Who Discovered That Certain Mosquitoes Transmit Yellow Fever) Carlos Juan Finlay Medicine Yellow Fever Hispanic Heritage
1855 J.W.E. Bowen (New Orleans-born African-American Educator, Minister, Writer, Lecturer) New Orleans Political and Social Leaders Education Religion African American Political and Social Leaders
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1978 William Grant Still (Mississippi-born African-American Composer) William Grant Still American Composers African-American Composers
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1658 A Court in the Plymouth Colony Orders Boats Carrying Quakers Be Seized and Prevented From Landing Plymouth Colony Colonial Massachusetts Quakers Human Rights/Civil Rights Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1847 Martin Delany and Frederick Douglass Start the anti-Slavery Newspaper The North Star Frederick Douglass Martin Delany Slavery Journalism African-American Heritage New York Council for the Social Studies (pdf)
1960 Canada Welcomes It's 2-millionth Immigrant Since the End of World War II Canada Immigration CBC
1964 Police Arrest 800 Students Staging a Sit-In at the Administration Building of the University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, California Education Vietnam War Civil Rights University of California at Berkeley New York Times
1965 An all-White Jury in Alabama Convicts 3 Ku Klux Klansmen for the Murder of White Civil Rights Activist Viola Liuzzo Alabama Ku Klux Klansmen Civil Rights/Human Rights Law & Legal Resources BBC

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