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Gwendolyn Brooks, author, born June 7, 1917, Topeka.Hattie McDaniel, Academy Award-winning actress, born June 10, 1895, Wichita.Mitsugi Ohno, artist and scientist, born June 28, 1926, Japan.



Born June 10, 1895, in Wichita, actress Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award--Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mammy in the 1939 film Gone With the Wind. McDaniel has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--one for film and the other for radio.

Hattie McDaniel

Events in Kansas History

On June 30, 1955, the American Bison became the official animal of Kansas.

Bison in field

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