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1985 - Gladys Ross dies

Gladys Merritt Ross, co-founder of Phi Delta Kappa sorority for African American teachers, dies in Stockton, California.
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1967 - Four hundred students seized administration

Four hundred students seized administration building at Cheyney State College.
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1960 - President Eisenhower signed Civil Rights Act of

President Eisenhower signed Civil Rights Act of 1960.
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1931 - Willie Mays, born

Baseball great Willie Howard Mays was born in Westfield, Alabama. Mays played with both the New York and San Francisco Giants. He was National League batting champion four times and twice the league's Most Valuable Player.
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1886 - Tricycle

On May 6, 1886, inventor M.A. Cherry patented the tricycle.
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1812 - Marin R

Marin R. Delany, pioneer Black nationalist, born free in Charles Town, Virginia.
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1787 - African Lodge No

African Lodge No. 459 organized in Boston with Prince Hall as Master.
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