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OCTOBER 22

1854 James A. Bland (New York-born African-American Composer, Songwriter) James A. Bland Composers Popular Music Famous African Americans
1912 George Neves Leighton (Massachusetts-born African-American Federal Judge) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1967 Carlos Mencia (Honduras-American Comedic Actor) Honduras Performing Artists American Performing Artists Latin-American Performing Artists Biography.com
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1791 Pedro de Nava, Military Commander of the Internal Provinces of New Spain, Instructs His Captains to Distribute Some Presidio Lands to Soldiers Spain New Mexico Forts Westward Expansion Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1832 A Lottery Begins in Milledgeville, Georgia to Distribute Thousands of Acres of Land Formerly Owned by the Cherokee Milledgeville, Georgia Cherokee University of Georgia
1836 Filibusters Meet in Fond du Lac, Minnesota to Plan the Capture California from Mexico and Create an Indian Kingdom Mexico California Fond du Lac, Minnesota Native American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1958 When Appointed to Israel, Margaret Meagher Becomes Canada's First Female Ambassador Canadian Political and Social Leaders Israel Women Historic Firsts Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1966 "The Supremes" Are the First all-Female Group to Have an Album Reach #1 Diana Ross The Supremes Women Famous African Americans Historic Firsts History Channel

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