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MAY 23

1846 Arabella Mansfield (Iowa-born Attorney; First Woman Admitted to the Bar in the United States) Iowa Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage Law
1910 Scatman Crothers (Indiana-born African-American Actor) Indiana Performing Artists Actors Film Notable African Americans African American Registry
1919 Ruth Fernández (Puerto Rican Musician) Ruth Fernández Latin-American Studies
1952 Marvin Hagler (New Jersey-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) New Jersey Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Notable African Americans
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1838 Two Regiments of the Georgia Militia Are Enrolled to Assist with the Westward Emigration of the Cherokees Georgia Cherokees University of Georgia
1900 William Carney First African-American to Receive Congressional Medal of Honor Virginia Military Figures Civil War African American Military Figures Historic Firsts Smithsonian Institution National Archives
1921 Shuffle Along Opens at New York City's 63rd Street Music Hall New York City Musical Theater African-American Studies Internet Broadway Database African American Registry
1955 The Presbyterian Church in the United States Announces It Will Ordain Women American Women Political and Social Leaders Religion Presbyterian Church of the United States Concordia
1984 Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sues Texas for Equal Education Texas Education Education Law Hispanic Heritage Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Texas State Historical Association

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