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On this day, 03 January, in African-American history...

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1621 - The first African-American child, William Tucker, was born in America.

1854 - HBCU Lincoln University was founded in Pennsylvania.

1947 - The Honorable William L. Dawson, the first Black to head a standing committee of Congress, was elected chairman of the House Expenditures Committee.

1966 - Robert C. Henry became Springfield, Ohio's, first black mayor, and the first black mayor in all of Ohio.

1985 - Metropolitan opera star, Leontyne Price, did her last performance as "Aida."

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