January 13, 1847
Mexican Gen. Andrés Pico and American Lt. Col. John C. Frémont sign the Treaty of Cahuenga, ending fighting in California during the Mexican War. At the time, Pico’s older brother, Pio Pico was the governor of California under Mexican rule. The Picos were of African ancestry.
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