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What Happened on March 21, 1856

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Person of interestHenry Ossian Flipper

Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877, born in Thomasville, Georgia (d. 1940)

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper

1856 Highlights

About March 21, 1856

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 164 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries