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JANUARY 9

1859 Carrie Lane Chapman Catt (Wisconsin-born Women's Suffragist) Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Women.s Suffrage
1915 Fernando Lamas (Argentine-born Latin-American Actor) Fernando Lamas Actors Film Latin-American Studies
1935 Earl G. Graves, Sr. (New York City-born African-American Publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine and Pepsi-Cola Franchise Bottler of South Africa) Earl G. Graves Journalism Foods and Nutrition Famous African Americans
1951 Crystal Gayle (Kentucky-born Country Singer) Crystal Gayle Country & Western Musicians Cherokee Indians
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1946 Countee Cullen (Kentucky-born African-American Poet) Countee Cullen Poetry Famous African Americans
1949 Tom Longboat (Canadian Native-American Winner of the 1907 Boston Marathon) Tom Longboat Track and Field Native-American Studies
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1789 The Governor of the Northwest Territory Signs an Ill-Fated Peace Treaty with Local Tribes at Fort Harmar Ohio Native American Heritage Forts Historic U.S. Documents Ohio Historical Society
1866 Fisk University Convenes Its First Classes Tennessee Education African-American History Fisk University
1914 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Is Founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Education African-American Heritage Phi Beta Sigma African American Registry
1959 Federal Judge Declares Segregated Seating on Atlanta City Busses Unconstitutional Georgia Racism Constitutional Law University of Georgia
1967 Georgia House of Representatives Finally Seats Julian Bond Two Years After His Election Georgia Julian Bond Racism Vietnam War Constitutional Law African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia

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