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First Kansas Colored Infantry fought in Battle of Honey Springs July 17, 1863.Amelia Earhart, aviatrix, born July 24, 1897, Atchison.Milburn Stone, actor, born July 5, 1904, Burrton.



George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver spent his formative teenage years in Kansas, attending school and working to support himself. Interested in many aspects of nature, plants in particular, he attended college in Iowa and later led the agriculture department at Tuskegee Institute. There he taught and pursued his scientific studies. His work included finding over 300 uses for the peanut.

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July 2, 1937 - Aviatrix Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the world at the equator. Earhart, Noonan, and the plane were never found.

Amelia Earhart

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