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


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
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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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