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1883 Mamie Smith (Ohio-born African-American Singer; First African-American to Record the Blues) Mamie Smith Popular Musicians African-American Performing Artists
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1824 Congress Authorizes the First Federal Road in Michigan to Run Between Detroit and Toledo, Ohio U.S. Congress Detroit Toledo, Ohio Historic Firsts Historical Society of Michigan
1874 Thomas Edison Receives Patent 151,209 for Automatic Telegraphy Thomas Edison Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Telegraph Edison Birthplace Museum
1903 Granville T. Woods Receives a Patent for an Electric Railway Granville T. Woods Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Railroads African-American Scientists & Inventors

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