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JANUARY 29

1844 Richard Greener (Pennsylvania-born African-American Attorney; First African-American Graduate of Harvard) Pennsylvania Polticial and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Harvard Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1885 Huddie Ledbetter "Lead Belly" (Louisiana-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Louisiana Performing Artists Jazz and Blues African-American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall  of Fame African American Registry Biography.com
1948 Cristina Saralegui (Cuban-born American Journalist, Talk Show Host) Cristina Saralegui Journalism Television Latin-American Studies
1954 Oprah Winfrey (Mississippi-born African-American Television Talk Show Host) Oprah Winfrey Television Business African American Performing Artists
1962 Virgil Suarez (Cuban-born American Short Story Writer, Poet) Cuban Authors Poetry Latin-American Authors Florida State University Writer's Almanac
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1850 Henry Clay Proposes Senate Slavery Compromise Bill Henry Clay U.S. Senate Slavery University of Georgia
1881 Texas Rangers Ambush Fugitive Guadalupe Apaches at Hueco Tanks Texas Apache Indians Hueco Tanks State Historic Site Texas State historical Association
1896 Chicago Researcher, Émil Grubbe, Is the First to Use Radiation to Treat Breast Cancer Chicago Women's Health Breast Cancer Radiation Historic Firsts American Cancer Society (pdf)
1914 Juneau Camp No. 4 of the Alaska Native Brotherhood Is Organized in the Native School House Juneau, Alaska Native-American Heritage Alaska Native Brotherhood Alaska Historical Society

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