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  • Date contains "1907"

January 5, 1907

A courageous woman tracks down a bear.

January 5, 1907

The black Infantry in Brownsville, Texas, uses their excellent character ratings to help allow reenlistment rights.

January 5, 1907

A black boxer, Joe Gans, knocks out Herman, a white boxer, and is named champion.

January 5, 1907

After Roosevelt penalizes 190 innocent black soldiers, Mitchell deems him unholy because he believes that if God spared the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Roosevelt should spare the soldiers.

January 5, 1907

A Northern congressman introduces a bill to let the unjustly discharged “colored” troops reenlist into the army or navy.

January 5, 1907

Senator Tillman denounces President Roosevelt’s inept dealing with racial issues for  not subjecting the black troops to a court martial.

January 12, 1907

Several arrests made at Fort Reno based on suspicion of black soldiers plotting to kill their white officers.

January 12, 1907

Roosevelt institutes an executive order to send every black soldier  in the army to the Philippines.

January 19, 1907

Favorable estimates for the construction of a canal from the Delaware to Chesapeake Bay, drastically shortening the distance between Philadelphia and Baltimore.

January 19, 1907

Roosevelt submits evidence on the  Brownsville case that he believes proves the troops’ guilt. He revokes earlier actions, however, that preclude the discharged soldiers from applying for civil employment.
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