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1961 - Thirteen Freedom riders began bus trip through

Thirteen Freedom riders began bus trip through South.
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1897 - J.W. Smith patents Lawn sprinkler

Smith, J. W. Lawn sprinkler May 04, 1897 Patent No. 581,785
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1896 - Cowboy Bill Pickett earns the

Cowboy Bill Pickett earns the title of inventor of Bull Dogging.
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1891 - Dr. Daniel Hale Williams founded the Provident Hospital and Training School.

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams founded the Provident Hospital and Training School.
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1864 - Ulysses S

Ulysses S. Grant crossed the Rapidan and began his duel with Robert E. Lee. At the same time Ben Butler's Army of the James moved on Lee's forces. Black division in Grant's army did not play a prominent role in Wilderness Campaign, but Ben Butler gave his Black infantrymen and his eighteen hundred Black cavalrymen important assignments. Black troops of the Army of the James were the first Union Soldiers to take possession of James River (at Wilson's Wharf Landing, Fort Powhatan and City Point).
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