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January 22

Toussaint L'Ouverture, Haitian liberator, entered Santiago to battle the French on this date in 1801. L'Ouverture was a key figure in the Haitian Revolution.

Rev. C. L. Franklin, activist, minister, gospel singer, and father of the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, was born in Mississippi on this date in 1915.

The U.S. Office of Education announced that 199 Southern colleges had agreed to comply with the 1964 Civil Rights Act on this date in 1965. The colleges had to comply with the Civil Rights Act in order to receive federal funding.

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