Marian Anderson Born
1844 – Members of a secret society called La Trinitaria declared the complete independence of the Dominican Republic from Haiti. The nation’s first Constitution, based upon that of the United States, was adopted on November 6, 1844.
1872 – Charlotte E. Ray graduates from Howard Law School, and would become the first African-American female lawyer in the United States, being admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. She the first woman admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia and later attended the National Woman Suffrage Association’s New York convention in 1876.
1902 – Marian Anderson, world-renowned opera singer and the first African-American soloist to perform at the White House was born in Philadelphia, PA.