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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