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MAY 5

1865 Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. (Virginia-born African-American Religious and Social Leader) Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. Religion African-American Political and Social Leaders
1884 Charles Albert "Chief" Bender (Minnesota-born Native-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Native-American Sports Figures
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1999 Américo Paredes (Texas-born Folklorist, Scholar, Educator) Américo Paredes Folktale Educators of Note Latin-American Authors
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1641 The First Church Wedding between African Americans Takes Place in New Amsterdam New York City New Netherland African-American Heritage Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1769 Local Native Chiefs Cede Hog Island (Detroit's Belle Isle) to the British Great Britain Detroit, Michigan Native American Heritage Belle Isle Park Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1809 Connecticut's Mary Kies Is the First Woman to Receive a U.S. Patent: "Weaving Straw with Silk or Thread" Connecticut Scientists & Inventors American Women of Science Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1828 Chief Sequoyah Receives $500 From the U.S. Government to Create a Cherokee Alphabet U.S. Government Cherokee Indians World Languages Economics Arkansas History Commission
1832 U.S. Law Includes First Smallpox Vaccinations for Native Americans U.S. Government Native-American Heritage Smallpox Law Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1877 Sitting Bull Leads a Band of Followers into Canada Seeking Safe Haven from the U.S. Army Canada Sitting Bull Westward Expansion U.S. Army The History Channel
1892 Renewal of Chinese Exclusion Act Requires Registration of All Chinese in U.S. U.S. Congress Asian-American Studies Human Rights/Civil Rights U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
1893 Panic Hits the New York Stock Exchange Economics New York Stock Exchange New York Times
1899 The West Virginia Industrial Home for Girls Is Opened at Salem West Virginia Education Women Education West Virginia Archives
1969 Moneta Sleet Is First African-American Photographer to be Awarded a Pulitzer Prize Moneta Sleet Photography African-American Artists and Photographers 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Photography of the Martin Luther King Funeral African American Registry

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