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August 27, 1951

Anna May Wong Stars as Lead in TV Series

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September 16, 1955

UNC Desegregation Commences

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November 9, 1956

Dalip Singh Saund is First Asian American Elected to Congress

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August 24, 1959

Hiram Leong Fong is First Asian American Elected to Senate

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January 1, 1962

Roman Gabriel is First Asian American to Start as NFL Quarterback

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December 1, 1965

Immigration and Nationality Act

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January 4, 1965

Patsy T. Mink is First Woman of Color Sworn into Congress

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January 1, 1963

First Asian American Boy Band, Rocky Fellers, Makes Billboard Hot 100 with “Killer Joe”

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October 5, 1978

Asian Pacific American Heritage Week Established in U.S.

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January 1, 1978

Ellison S. Onizuka Becomes First Asian American Astronaut

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