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    On this day — February 25, 1870
    Hiram Revels is first African American US Senator
    After two days of heated debate on the floor of the US Senate, and with spectators packing the Senate galleries to see this groundbreaking event, a former Union Army chaplain, Mississippi’s Hiram Revels is sworn in as that state’s US senator.