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

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1931 Comer Cottrell (Alabama-born African-American Pioneer in African-American Cosmetics) Alabama Business Leaders African-American Business Leaders
1942 Reginald Lewis (Maryland-born African-American President and CEO of TLC Beatrice International Food Co.) Maryland Business Leaders African-American Business Leaders African American Registry
1947 Wilton Gregory (Chicago-born African-American Roman Catholic Bishop) Chicago Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1948 Pearl Cleage (Massachusetts-born African-American Writer) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators African-American Authors & Illustrators African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1846 In California, American Forces Are Besieged by Californios East of San Diego San Diego, California Mexican-American War Hispanic Heritage Learn California
1874 White Militia Attack Black Republicans in Vicksburg, MS: Several Die Mississippi African-American History Death History Cooperative
1941 State of Georgia Orders All Japanese Nationals to Stay in Their Homes Georgia The Attack on Pearl Harbor Asian-American Heritage University of Georgia
1955 Greensboro Six Attempt to Integrate North Carolina Public Golf Course Greensboro Six Golf Civil Rights African-American History
1956 Jim Parker First African-American Awarded Outland Trophy as Best College LB Georgia Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame Historic Firsts African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1967 Otis Redding Records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" Otis Redding Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists University of Georgia
1989 Sugar Ray Leonard Defeats Roberto Duran for World Super-middleweight Title African-American Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame USA Today

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