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JANUARY 8

1881 John Neihardt (Illinois-born Poet, Novelist: Author of Black Elk Speaks) John Neihardt Poetry Native American Studies U.S. History
1912 Josť Ferrer (Puerto Rican Actor, Director, Producer) Josť Ferrer Actors Filmmaker Latin-American Performing Artists
1940 Henry Hampton (Missouri-born African-American Filmmaker) Missouri Performing Artists Filmmakers African American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1956 Floyd Cooper (Oklahoma-born African-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Floyd Cooper American Artists Primary Non-Fiction Titles Famous African Americans
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1734 The Purrysburg Sails from Dover, England Carrying First 73 Salzburger Immigrants to Georgia England Austria Georgia Colonial Georgia Immigration University of Georgia
1807 Delaware's Governor, Nathaniel Mitchell, Calls for the General Assembly to Restrict the Property Ownership Rights for African Americans Delaware Racism Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1811 Charles Deslondes Leads Slaves in a Rebellion West of New Orleans along Louisiana's "German Coast." Louisiana Slavery John Horse African American Registry
1821 Creek and U.S. Representatives Sign Treaty of Indian Springs Extending Georgia's Boundaries Beyond the Ocmulgee River Treaty of Indian Springs Creek Indians Historic U.S. Documents University of Georgia
1864 President Lincoln Sends to the Senate a Treaty with the Chippewa Indians U.S. Senate President Abraham Lincoln Chippewa Indians Lincoln Logs
1865 Kickapoos Rout Texas Confederates Troops in the Battle of Dove Creek Texas Kickapoo Indians American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
1867 Congressional Approval of Voting Rights for African-American Men in the District of Columbia Is First in the U.S. U.S. Congress Washington, D.C. Voting Rights African-American History Historic Firsts History Channel
1877 Crazy Horse Is Soundly Defeated in His Final Battle in Montana Montana Crazy Horse History Channel
1914 Mrs. L. A. Whitney Is the First Woman to Fly Aboard a Scheduled Airline (St. Petersburg to Tampa) Florida Aviation History Women Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society

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