Born On This Day ~ March 21 ~ Henry Ossian Flipper

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Born: March 21, 1856 (Thomasville, Georgia)
Died: April 26, 1940 (Atlanta, Georgia)

Famous For/Known For: First African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877.

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Born On This Day ~ March 3 ~ Alexander Graham Bell

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Born: March 3, 1847 (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Died: August 2, 1922 (Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia)

Famous For/Known For:
Scottish inventor of the telephone

A Little About Alexander Graham Bell:
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Born On This Day ~ February 16 ~ Laurence “Lon” Myers

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Born: February 16, 1858 (Richmond, Virginia)
February 16, 1899 (New York City, New York

Famous For/Known For:
United States professional runner

A Little About Laurence “Lon” Myers:
Born to Solomon H Myers who was a clerk.

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Born On This Day ~ January 11 ~ John A Macdonald

john_a_macdonald_in_1880January 11, 1815 (Merchant City, United Kingdom)
June 11, 1891 (Ottawa, Canada)

Famous For/Known For:
Former Prime Minister of Canada

A Little About John A Macdonald:
Born to parents Hugh and Helen Macdonald. Father bought a chain of businesses and moved the family to Kingston Upper Continue reading