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[wp_ad_camp_1]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.

[wp_ad_camp_2]1902 – Marian Anderson, world-renowned opera singer and the first African-American soloist to perform at the White House was born in Philadelphia, PA.

1988 – Figure skater Debi Thomas becomes the first African-American to win a medal at the winter Olympic Games. She won the bronze medal to finish in third place behind Katarina Witt and Canadian skater Elizabeth Manley. Thomas was in first place before falling after a jump during the Long Program.