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


1815 Jane Grey Swisshelm (Pennsylvania-born Abolitionist, Feminist, Newspaper Publisher) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Abolition Women Journalism
1892 Theodore Lawless (Louisiana-born African-American Dermatologist, Medical Research and Philanthropist) Louisiana Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1955 Bright Sheng (Chinese-American Composer) Chinese Composers Composers Asian-American Composers
1993 Elián González (Cuban Refugee) Elián González Florida Hispanic Heritage Immigration
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1949 Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter (Louisiana-born African-American Jazz Musician) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists Texas State Historical Association
1830 President Jackson Tells Congress Progress Is Being Made Relocating Indians West U.S. Congress President Andrew Jackson Native American Heritage Library of Congress
1846 American Forces Clash with Califorinos East of San Diego in the Battle of San Pasqual California Mexican-American War Hispanic Heritage Oaland Museum of California
1862 Lincoln Orders the Hanging of 39 Sioux Convicted of Minnesota Uprising Minnesota Abraham Lincoln Sioux Indians Capital Punishment Death Lincoln Papers
1865 The 13th Amendment Abolishing Slavery Is Ratified (Georgia - 27th State) 13th Amendment Slavery African-American History History Channel State of Michigan
1921 Agnes McPhail First Woman Elected to Canadian House of Commons Canada Women Historic Firsts Canadian Parliament
1932 Richard P. Spikes Receives Patent #1,889,814 for an Automatic Gear Shift Automobiles Inventors & Invention Patents & Trademarks African-American Scientists & Inventors African American Registry
1998 Bill Cosby Receives Kennedy Center Honors Bill Cosby Famous African Americans The Kennedy Center History Channel

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