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JANUARY 22

1906 Willa Brown (Kentucky-born African-American Aviator) Willa Brown Aviation Famous African Americans
1920 William Warfield (Arkansas-born African-American Actor, Singer) Arkansas Performing Artists American Musicals American Performing Artists African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
1921 Sylvia Rexach (Puerto Rican Popular Musician) Puerto Rican Performing Artists Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
1924 James Louis ("J.J.") Johnson (Indiana-born African-American Jazz Composer, Trombonist) Indiana Performing Artists Jazz American Composers African-American Composers
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1818 Creek Indians Sign the Treaty of Creek Agency Ceding to Georgia Land South of the Altamaha River Georgia Creek Indians Historic Documents University of Georgia
1855 Chief Seattle, Puget Sound Tribal Leaders and Washington's Territorial Governor Sign the Point Elliott Treaty Washington Native Amewrican Heritage Chief Seattle Historic American Documents History Link
1879 In Nebraska, U.S. Troops Kill More Than 30 Cheyenne Indians Attempting to Return to Their Wyoming Homeland Nebraska Cheyenne Indians Death History Channel
1959 Following a Federal Court Decision and Local Civil Rights Rally, Atlanta, Georgia Buses Are Integrated Atlanta, Georgia MARTA Transportation Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1973 U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Abortion with Roe v. Wade Decision U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Constitutional Law Concordia History Channel New York Times Texas State Historical Association History Link
In Jamaica, George Foreman TKO's Joe Frazier for Heavyweight Boxing Title Jamaica George Foreman Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame African American Sports Figures New York Times
1992 Dr. Roberta Bondar Is Canada's First Woman in Space Canada Women Space Shuttle Historic Firsts NASA
1997 Madeleine Albright Is Confirmed as the First Female U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright U.S. Government President Bill Clinton Women Historic Firsts New York Times

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