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1842 Josiah Walls (Virginia-born African-American Slave, Soldier, Teacher; First African-American Member of the U.S. Congress from Florida) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Slavery American Civil War Reconstruction African-American Polticial and Social Leaders African American Registry
1928 Bo Diddley (Mississippi-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ) Mississippi Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists Writer's Almanac Biography.com African American Registry
1975 Tiger Woods (California-born Professional Golfer) Tiger Woods Golf African-American Sports Figures Asian-American Sports Figures
1984 LeBron James (Ohio-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) Ohio Sports Figures Basketball NBA African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
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1805 William Henry Harrison Signs a Treaty with the Piankashaw, Ceding to the U.S. 2.6M Acres in the SW Indiana Territory (Now Part of Illinois) Indiana Illinois Native American Heritage William Henry Harrison Historic U.S. Documents Indiana Historical Society
1847 Georgia Law Punishes Any White Person Convicted of Gambling with Slaves or Free Blacks Georgia Government Racism Slavery Law & Legal Resources University of Georgia
1862 President Lincoln Continues to Review the Emancipation Proclamation with His Cabinet President Abraham Lincoln Slavery Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Logs
1867 A School for African-American Children Opens in Seaford, Delaware Seaford, Delaware Education Racism African-American Heritage State of Delaware

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