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DECEMBER 21

1860 Henrietta Szold (Maryland-born Founder of Hadassah, the American Women's Zionist Organization) Maryland Political and Social Leaders American Women Political Leaders Judaism
1948 Samuel L. Jackson (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Actor) Samuel L. Jackson African-American Performing Artists Actors Film
Sports Figures
1911 Josh Gibson (Georgia-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Josh Gibson African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1959 Florence Griffith Joyner (California-born Member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame) Florence Griffith Joyner African-American Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame Olympics
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1872 Robert Scott Duncanson (New York-born African-American Artist) New York Artists African-American Artists American Artists & Illustrators
1921 P.B.S. Pinchback (Georgia-born African-American U.S. Congressman) Georgia Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
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1620 Pilgrims Go Ashore from the Mayflower, Landing At What Will Be Plymouth, MA Massachusetts Plymouth Colony
1830 Georgia Claims All Land within the State's Boundaries Including Land Occupied by the Cherokee Georgia Cherokee University of Georgia
1866 2,000 Indians Massacre 81 U.S. Cavalry Outside Ft. Kearney, WY Wyoming Native-American History Westward Expansion Death History Channel
1874 Grant Orders Troops to Restore Peace After Massacre of Blacks in Vicksburg Mississippi President U.S. Grant Racism College of St. Scholastica
1895 MA Commemorates Pilgrims' Landing Making Forefathers' Day a Legal Holiday Massachusetts Plymouth Colony Forefathers' Day John Howland Society
1946 Louis Jordan's "Let the Good Times Roll," Debuts on Rhythm and Blues Charts Louis Jordan Popular Music African-American Performing Artists Library of Congress
1956 Court Ruling Goes into Effect Banning Segregated Busing in Montgomery, Alabama Montgomery Bus Boycott Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage Alabama Archives
Martin Luther King Sits in the Front Seat of Montgomery, Alabama Bus Alabama Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montgomery Bus Boycott U.S. Supreme Court African-American History

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