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 ~ February 8 ~ Thomas Selfridge

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Born: February 8, 1882 (San Francisco, California)
Died: September 17, 1908(Fort Myer)

Famous For/Known For:
First person to die as a passenger in an airplane crash.

A Little About Thomas Selfridge:
In 1903 Selfridge graduated from West Point.

Selfridge was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army and a member of the Continue reading