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1848 Frank Duveneck (Kentucky-born Artist) Kentucky Artists
1909 Elton C. Fax (Maryland-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Elton C. Fax Primary Children's Authors American Artists Famous African Americans
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1776 Father Francisco Palou Founds Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Delores), San Francisco's Oldest Building San Francisco California Missions Missions of California Concordia
1791 Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Is Founded in Soledad, California Soledad, California California Missions LearnCalifornia
1888 The Washington Monument First Opens to the Public Washington D.C. The Washington Monument Historic Firsts National Park Service Writer's Almanac
1925 In Madison, Indiana, the Lanier Mansion Is Dedicated as a State Memorial Madison, Indiana Architecture Indiana Historical Society
1949 A Statue of Leif Erikson Is Dedicated on the Capitol Grounds in St. Paul, Minnesota Leif Erikson St. Paul, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society

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