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JANUARY 23

1837 Amanda Berry Smith (Maryland-born African-American Evangelist) Amanda Berry Smith Religion African-American Political and Social Leaders
1915 William Arthur Lewis (St. Lucia-born African-American 1979 Nobel Laureate for Economics) St. Lucia Economics African American Registry 1979 Nobel Laureate for Economics
1933 Chita Rivera (Washington, D.C. Latin American Dancer, Actress) Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Dance Actors Latin-American Studies Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1976 Paul Robeson (New Jersey-born African-American Football Player, Singer, Actor, Rights Activist) Paul Robeson Actors Famous African Americans
1993 Thomas Dorsey (Georgia-born African-American "Father of Modern Black Gospel Music") Georgia Performing Artists Gospel Musicians African-American Performing Artists
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1691 Domingo Terán de los Ríos Is Appointed First Governor of Texas Texas Political and Social Leaders Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1837 U.S. Army Troops Kill Seminole Indian Leader Osuche and His son Near Lake Apopka, FL Lake Apopka, Florida Seminole Indians Death Florida Historical Society
1862 President Abraham Lincoln Concludes the Government Cannot Return Fugitive Slaves Abraham Lincoln Slavery American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1870 U.S. Cavalry Unit Massacres Village of 173 Blackfoot Indians The Blackfoot Indians U.S. History Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date History Channel
1891 Chicago's Provident Hospital, America's First Integrated Hospital, Is Incorporated Chicago Health Care Racism Historic Firsts Athena
1907 Charles Curtis Is First Native American Elected to Serve in U.S Senate Kansas Political and Social Leaders Native-American Studies Historic Firsts U.S. Senate
1943 Duke Ellington Plays Carnegie Hall for the First Time Duke Ellington Famous African Americans Historic Firsts Carnegie Hall Jazz at Lincoln Center American Public Media
1962 Jackie Robinson & Bob Feller Are Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Jackie Robinson Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans University of Georgia
1977 ABC Begins Broadcasting Roots Mini-series Television African-American History Internet Movie Database African American Registry
1979 Willie Mays Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Famous African Americans New York Times

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