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1899 Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (Idaho-born Native-American World War I Flying Ace) Gregory Pappy Boyington Natibve-American Heritage Aviation World War I
1929 George Ancona (New York City-born Latin-American Author, Photographer) George Ancona Primary Authors Photography Latin-American Authors
1973 Marisa Tomei (New York City-born Actress) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Television Biography.com
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1717 The Colony of Maryland Establishes a Nanticoke Indian Reservation on the Site of Present-Day Laurel, Delaware Maryland Laurel, Delaware Nanticoke Indians Colonial America State of Delaware
1806 Reverend Thomas Paul Is Installed as Pastor of the New African Meeting House in Boston Boston, Massachusetts Religion African American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1833 The Constitution of the American Anti-Slavery Society Is Adopted in Philadelphia Philadelphia Slavery Northwestern African American Registry
1838 The Last of the Cherokees Being Emigrated West Cross the Mississippi River into Arkansas on the Memphis to Little Rock Road Tennessee Arkansas Cherokee Mississippi River Trail of Tears National Park Service (pdf) Arkansas History Commission
1906 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Is Founded as the First African-American Collegiate Greek-letter Fraternity Education African-American Heritage Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity African American Registry
1909 New York's Amsterdam News Is Founded as an African-American Weekly Newspaper New York City Media Journalism African-American Heritage Amsterdam News PBS African American Registry
1942 Polish Christians Create the Council for the Assistance of the Jews Poland Judaism Warsaw Ghetto Uprisings World War II History Channel
1957 Helen Holt Is Sworn in as West Virginia's First Secretary of State West Virginia Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archives
1961 England Makes Oral Contraception Available on Its National Health Service England Birth Control and Abortion Law and Legal Resources BBC
1969 Police Kill Black Panther Leaders, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, in Their Chicago Apartment Chicago Civil Rights African-American Heritage Death Columbia University African American Registry
1982 University of Georgia Junior Running Back Herschel Walker Is Awarded the Heisman Trophy Georgia Sports Figures Football African-American Sports Figures 1982 Heisman Trophy University of Georgia

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