Today in history 1/30/2017

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1/30/2017:

Today in history, Richard Theodore Greener (see picture below) becomes the first African-American to graduate from Harvard University in 1844.

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Today in history, The USS Monitor (see picture below) is launched at Greenpoint, Long Island in 1862.

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Today in history, The United States awards civil government to the Virgin Islands in 1931.

Today in history, In India, 100,000 people pray at the site of Gandhi’s assassination on the first anniversary of his death in 1949.

Today in history, The Ranger spacecraft (see picture below), equipped with six TV cameras, is launched to the moon from Cape Canaveral in 1964.

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Today in history, The first-ever Chinese Olympic team arrives in New York for the Winter Games at Lake Placid in 1980.

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