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3 Darkar, Senegal, served as the site for the first World Festival of Black Arts. The festival, which lasts three weeks, began in 1966.

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5 On this day in 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida. The land was claimed by Ponce de Leon for the king of Spain.

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7 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee in While standing on a balcony at the Lorraine

8 Motel, Dr. King was struck in the neck by a bullet fired by a gunman in an alley.

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10 In 1805, with the help of a Shoshone guide named Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark continued their expe- dition down the Mis- souri River and across the Rocky Mountains.

11 When Lewis and Clark met up with members of the Shoeshone Nation, Sacagawea served as an inter- preter to help them trade gifts for horses and supplies.

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13 In 1990, President Bush issued an executive order that protected Chinese students studying in the United States from being deported to China when their

14 visas expired. The exec- utive order, which deferred deportation until January 1, 1994, was in response to the Tiananmen Square uprising that took place in 1989 and resulted in the deaths of hundreds pf Chinese student protesters.

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17 During this week in 1947, a United States appeals court in San Francisco ruled that segregation of Mexican American children in Southern California schools was unconstitutional.

18 visas expired. The exec- utive order, which deferred deportation until January 1, 1994, was in response to the Tiananmen Square uprising that took place in 1989 and resulted in the deaths of hundreds pf Chinese student protesters.

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20 In 1869, Ebeneezer Carlos Bennet became the first African American to receive a diplomatic appointment. With his appointment, Bennet became the Minister of Haiti.

21 When Lewis and Clark met up with members of the Shoeshone Nation, Sacagawea served as an inter- preter to help them trade gifts for horses and supplies.

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23 American patriot and silversmith Paul Revere made his fa-mous ride from Boston to Lexing- ton, Mass. in 1775 to warn patriot forces that British troops were on their way.

24 When Lewis and Clark met up with members of the Shoeshone Nation, Sacagawea served as an inter- preter to help them trade gifts for horses and supplies.

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26 Two significant events occurred on this day in history. Adolf Hitler, Nazi dictator of Germany form 1933 to 1945, was born in 1889; and the tragedy at Columbine High School resulted

27 when two students opened fire, killing twelve students, one teacher, and injuring twenty-five others before killing themselves.

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29 With the assistance of five African American Women, Clara Barton administered first aid to Civil War wounded during passage through Baltimore in Barton later won national recognition as the founder of the American Red Cross.

30 With the assistance of five African American Women, Clara Barton administered first aid to Civil War wounded during passage through Baltimore in Barton later won

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32 During this week in 1968, Eric Stravo Galt was indicted earlier in the year for the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On May 7,

33 the name on the indictment was formally changed to James Earl Ray when the govern- ment learned the true identity of the alleged assassin.

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35 Following the destruc- tion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor and other events, the United States officially declared war against Spain on this date in 1898.

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37 After a relentless search, the hiding place of John Wilkes Booth was discovered by federal troops in Booth had been hiding out on the farm of Richard Garrett near

38 Port Royal, Virginia. When the assassin of Lincoln refused to come out of a barn and surrender, a US soldier shot and killed Booth, despite orders to capture Booth alive.

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40 Because of his refusal to be drafted into the US Army, Muhammad Ali, claiming the status of conscientious object- or as required by his Islamic faith, was stripped of his heavy-

41 weight championship belt in Ali also objected to the war in Vietnam because he viewed the goals of the war as being im- perialistic and racist.

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43 During this week in 1941, the American Oriental Society issued a report concluding that Chinese characters are written up- and-down instead of across the page because ancient Chinese books were written on bamboo slats.

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45 In 1992, a California jury acquitted four Los Angeles officers in the beating of African American Rodney King. In response to the verdict, which was believed unfair by

46 many US citizens of all races because of a videotape of the beating incident, four days of rioting ensued in L.A. The rioting resulted in numerous injuries and deaths,

47 and property damage exceeding $100 million.

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49 Author Maxine Hong Kingston won a National Book Award in 1981 in the general nonfiction category for her book, China Men.


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