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What Happened on August 19, 1791

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USAUnited States Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Banneker sends a copy of his Almanac and writes a letter to Thomas Jefferson criticizing his pro-slavery stance and requesting justice for African Americans using language from the Declaration of Independence

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Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
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1791 Highlights

About August 19, 1791

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 229 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo