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This Day in the Arts: September 3

1838:

Disguised as a sailor, Frederick Bailey escapes from slavery on a train bound from Baltimore to Philadelphia. After settling in New Bedford, Massachusetts, he takes the free name Frederick Douglass.

1856:

Louis Sullivan, an American architect whose brilliant early designs for steel-frame skyscraper construction led to the emergence of the skyscraper as the distinctive American building type, is born.


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