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In 1870, Thomas Mundy cast a ballot in a municipal election in Perth Amboy, N.J., becoming the first black to vote following ratification of the 15th Amendment.

George Clinton, the fourth vice president of the United States, died in Washington in 1812. He was 72. Clinton was the first vice president to die in office.

Doctors met in Phiiladelphia in 1947 to form the American Medical Association.