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FEBRUARY 28

1908 Dee Alexander Brown (Louisiana-born Native-American Author of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee) Dee Brown Native American Studies
1956 Adrian Dantley (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Washington, D.C. Basketball Famous African Americans
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1953 Jim Thorpe (Oklahoma-born Native American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame) Jim Thorpe Native Americans Baseball Track and Field Hall of Fame College Football Hall of Fame The Olympic Games
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1839 Seminole Indians Attacked a U.S. Infantry Detachment Near Fort Miami, Florida, Killing 1 Florida Seminole Indians Death Florida Historical Society
1849 The Delaware General Assembly Enacts a Vagrancy Code Restricting African-American Movements Delaware Government Racism Human Rights/Civil Rights Law African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1887 Alabama Passes Its First Law Fixing Age Limits Work Hours for Certain Child Labor Alabama Labor Child Labor Laws and Legal Resources Historic Firsts Alabama
1942 Detroit Blacks & Whites Clash over Access to New Government Housing Detroit Racism African-American Heritage <I>Detroit News</I>
1948 The Girls Rodeo Association Is Formed in San Angelo, Texas San Angelo, Texas Women Rodeo Women's Professional Rodeo Association Texas State Historical Association
1977 Earvin "Magic" Johnson Scores 27 Pts in Michigan's First Televised High School Basketball Game Michigan Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame Television Historic Firsts State of Michigan

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