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March 6
The Dred Scott decision, asserting that blacks could not be citizens of the United States, even if they were citizens of their states, was handed down by the Supreme Court on this date in 1857.

Robert Tanner Jackson received a D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) on this date in 1869. Jackson was a member of Harvard's first graduating Dental class.

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