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DECEMBER 31

1869 Henri Matisse (French Artist) Henri Matisse Artists
1900 Selma Burke (North Carolina-born African-American Artist, Sculptor) North Carolina Artists American Artists African-American Artists African American Registry
1906 Pamela Bianco (English-American Artist, Children's Author, Illustrator) English Authors and Illustrators Primary Authors Artists University of Southern Mississippi
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1909 The 1,470-foot Manhattan Bridge Opens for Traffic Across the East River New York City Bridges History Channel

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