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May 20
Toussaint L'Ouverture, leader of the Haitian Revolution, was born on this date in 1746. L'Ouverture led the revolutionaries to drive the French, the English, and the Spanish from the island of Haiti.

P. B. S. Pinchback and James J. Harris served as delegates to the Republican National Convention on this date in 1868. This event, held in Chicago, IL, produced the first blacks to hold national political positions.

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