09/19/2014 01:24 pm ET Updated Nov 03, 2014

17 Historical Events Every American Should Know About (But Probably Doesn't)

It's Hispanic Heritage Month. From the first explorations into North America nearly a century before Jamestown to the banning of Mexican-American Studies in Arizona, here's 17 Latino historical events that every American should know.

Latino Historical Events Every American Should Know

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that Roberto Clemente surpassed 3,000 hits. In fact, his career ended with precisely 3,000. An earlier version also stated that Mendez v. Westminster was decided by the Supreme Court rather than the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.