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1859 Belle Case La Follette (First Woman to Graduate From the University of Wisconsin School of Law) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Law University of Wisconsin School of Law Wisconsin Historical Society
1883 Clarence "Cap" Wigington (Kansas-born First African American Registered Architect in Minnesota) Kansas Artists Minnesota Artists African-American Artists Architecture
1915 Anthony Quinn (Mexican-born Actor) Mexican Performing Artists Actors Latin-American Studies Biography.com
1924 Clara Mae Ward (Pennsylvania-born African-American Gospel Singer) Pennsylvania Performing Artists Gospel Musicians Religion African-American Performing Artists African American Registry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1891 James K. Hilyard (Minnesota African-American Entrepreneur, Publisher) Minnesota Authors Journalism African-American Authors
2003 Nina Simone (North Carolina-born African-American Jazz Vocalist, Pianist) Nina Simone Jazz African American Performing Artists
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1899 A Granite Boulder with Plaque Honoring Yamacraw Chief Tomochichi Is Dedicated in Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia Native American Heritage University of Georgia
1913 President Woodrow Wilson Signs an Executive Order Establishing a Reservation in Alaska for the Chilkat Natives at Klukwan Klukwan, Alaska Native American Heritage President Woodrow Wilson Historic U.S. Documents Alaska Historical Society

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