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1866 Mary Talbert Burnett (Ohio-born African-American Educator; Founding Member and President of the NAACP) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note NAACP African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Lewis: This morning it was very foggy, but we set out anyway because my pilot said that we had good water for several miles. After 7 miles we stopped at the Town Bar, which I was determined to spend the day and open and dry my goods which have been wet with rain since the 15th. Even the biscuit was in bad sorts.
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1908 In Virginia, Thomas Selfridge Is the First Airplane Fatality: Orville Wright Survives Virginia Orville Wright Aviation Death Historic First Virginia Historical Society
1920 The American Professional Football Association, Precursor of the National Football League, Is Formed in Canton, Ohio Canton, Ohio Football National Football League New York Times
1962 Neil Armstrong Joins NASA Astronaut Program Neil Armstrong Astronauts NASA

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