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What Happened on March 21, 1856

Famous Birthdays

Henry 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)

1856 Highlights

About March 21, 1856

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries