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JANUARY 5

1805 Joseph R. Brown (Maryland-born Early Explorer of Territorial Minnesota) Maryland Explorers and Pioneers Minnesota Explorers and Pioneers North American Explorers Dakota Indians Minnesota Historical Society
1835 Olympia Brown (Michigan-born Women's Suffragist; First U.S. Woman Ordained as a Minister) Michigan Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage Religious Leaders and Theologians Wisconsin Historical Society
1926 Hosea Williams (Georgia-born African-American Civil Rights Advocate) Hosea Williams Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders
1929 Wilbert Harrison (North Carolina-born African-American Songwriter, Performer) Wilbert Harrison Popular Music Famous African Americans
1931 Alvin Ailey (Texas-born African-American Dancer, Choreographer) Alvin Ailey Dance Notable African-Americans
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1943 George Washington Carver (Missouri-born African American Scientist, Inventor, Educator) George Washington Carver Educators of Note American Scientists & Mathematicians Noted African Americans Inventors & Invention Foods & Nutrition
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1804 Ohio Legislature Passes "Black Laws" to Restrict Legal Rights of Free Blacks Ohio Human Rights/Civil Rights Law & Legal Resources African-American History African American Registry
1834 Kiowa Indians Record This as the Night the Stars Fell Kiowa Indians Meteors NASA
1865 About 100 Indians Raid Cooke County, Texas, Killing Nine Settlers & Stealing Many Horses Cook County, Texas Native American Heritage Death Texas State Historical Association
1869 214 Delegates Attend the First Convention of the Colored National Labor Union In Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Labor African-American Heritage Historic Firsts BigLabor.com
1911 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Is Founded at Indiana University Indiana Indiana University African-American Heritage Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity African American Registry
1925 Nellie T. Ross (WY) Succeeds Late Husband to be First U.S. Female Governor Wyoming Nellie Ross Politics Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1957 Jackie Robinson Retires from Baseball Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame Notable African Americans University of Georgia
1971 Overtime Loss in Tennessee Ends the Harlem Globetrotters' 2,496 Game Win Streak Basketball Notable African Americans Harlem Globetrotters Official Website

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