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Authors, Poets and Journalists
1935 Harry Crews (Georgia-born Novelist) Georgia Authors American Authors Georgia Historical Society
Business Leaders
1836 Robert Kelsey Wylie (Mississippi-born Texas Rancher, Traildriver) Mississippi  Business Leaders Texas Business Leaders Westward Expansion Texas State Historical Association
1840 William Dudley Chipley (Georgia-born West Florida Entrepreneur and Railroad Developer) Georgia  Business Leaders Florida Business Leaders Railroads Florida Historical Society
Philosopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
1622 Jean Claude Allouez (French Jesuit Missionary Who Founded Several Wisconsin Missions) French Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Catholicism Wisconsin Historical Society
Political and Social Leaders
1755 Nathan Hale (Connecticut-born Revolutionary Patriot) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders American Revolution
1826 Sarah Parker Remond (Massachusetts-born African-American Physician, Abolitionist) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Health Professionals Abolition African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1884 Joseph M. Terrell (Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Georgia Historical Society
1901 Sukarno (Indonesian Statesman; Leader of Independence Movement, First President: 1949-66) Indonesian Political and Social Leaders Asian History
Sports Figures
1919 Rocky Graziano (New York City-born Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1799 Patrick Henry (Virginia-born Patriot, Orator) Patrick Henry American Revolution
1803 Josiah Tattnall (Governor of Georgia, U.S. Senator) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Georgia Historical Society
1849 Edmund Gaines (Virginia-born Military Leader Who Commanded Fort Jesup and Fort Sabine, and Arrested Aaron Burr) Virginia Military Leaders American Revolution Louisiana Secretary of State
1855 Absalom Boston (Massachusetts-born African-American Sea Captain) Masscahusetts Explorers and Pioneers Naval History African-American Explorers and Pioneers Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1911 Charles Gordon Newman (Virginia-born Publisher; Founder of the Pine Bluff Commercial Newspaper) Virginia Business Leaders Pine Bluff, Arkansas Journalism Pine Bluff Commerical Arkansas History Commission
1934 C. Francis Jenkins (Ohio-born Inventor; Holder of 400+ Patents for Film, Television, Automotives) Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians Film Television Automotives Patents & Trademarks Ohio Historical Society
1968 Robert F. Kennedy (Massachusetts-born Politician Shot in Los Angeles After Winning the California Presidential Primary) Los Angeles, California Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy Politics Terrorism
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1716 The First Slaves Arrive in Louisiana Louisiana Slaves Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State
1736 In Minnesota, 21 French Fur Traders Are Killed in a Fight with Dakota Warriors Minnesota North American Explorers Dakota Death Minnesota Historical Society
1775 The Patriot Group "Sons of Liberty" Seize Five Wagons of Weapons from British Soldiers Evacuating New York City Great Britain American Revolution History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1806 The Grand Masonic Lodge of Delaware Is Organized in Wilmington Wilmington, Delaware Masons State of Delaware
1838 The Forced Removal of Cherokees Begins as a Party of 800 Cherokees Are Escorted Out of Georgia By a Contingent of U.S. Army Soldiers Georgia Trail of Tears Georgia Historical Society
1849 Major Samuel Woods Leads a Cavalry Group From Minnesota's Fort Snelling to Map the Red River Valley Minnesota North American Explorers Rivers U.S. Maps Minnesota Historical Society
1862 Union Forces Capture Memphis, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Capture of Memphis History Channel
1863 U.S.S. Tahoma Captures the Confederate Schooner Statesman in Florida's Tampa Bay Florida Naval Military history American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1868 Cresco, Iowa Is Incorporated Cresco, Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa
1877 The Minneapolis Baseball Association Is Organized Minneapolis, Minnesota Baseball Minnesota Historical Society
1889 Three Men Receive Degrees As the First Graduating Class of the University of Minnesota Law School Minnesota Education Education Law Historic Firsts University of Minnesota College of Law Minnesota Historical Society
A Fire in a Basement Cabinet Shop Leads to the Destruction of 64 Acres of Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Fire History Link
1892 Ashdown, Arkansas Is Incorporated Ashdown , Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
U.S. President Benjamin Harrison Attends a Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game in Washington, DC Washington, D.C. Cincinnati, Ohio President Benjamin Harrison Baseball Ohio Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1905 The City of Largo Is Incorporated by the Florida Legislature Largo, Florida Florida Historical Society
1910 The First Paper Mill in International Falls, Minnesota Begins Producing Newsprint International Falls, Minnesota Trees Journalism Business Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1914 In Alaska, a Government Railroad Survey Party Establishes a Camp That Will Become Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska Railroad Math Alaska Historical Society
1921 The Wisconsin Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Is Organized Wisconsin Military Figures World War I Wisconsin Historical Society
1925 Gulf County, Florida - Named for the Gulf of Mexico - Is Created by the Florida Legislature as the State's 66th County Gulf County, Florida Florida Historical Society
1927 The Soviet Union Breaks Diplomatic Relations with Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese Government Soviet Union China World War II Asian History
1933 The First Drive-In Movie Theater Opens in Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey Automotives Film Historic Firsts Cinema Treasures Theatre History
1936 The Texas Centennial Central Exposition, Marking 100 Years of Texas Independence, Opens in Dallas Dallas, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1942 Japanese Retreat from Midway Island Japan Naval Military History World War II New York Times
1944 D-Day: British, American and Canadian Ships and Planes Cross the English Channel, Landing on the Beaches of Normandy, France France Great Britain Canada D-Day Library of Congress History Channel New York Times BBC Texas State Historical Association Virginia Historical Society West Virginia State Archives
Florida College Is Chartered in Temple Terrace Temple Terrace, Florida Florida College Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1958 Ozzie Virgil of the Dominican Republic Is the First non-White Player for the Detroit Tigers Baseball Team Domican Republic Sports Figures Detroit Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball African-American Sports Figures Latin-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1962 Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" Tops the Popular Music Charts Ray Charles Popular Music African-American Performing Artists Georgia Historical Society
The Beatles Audition with Music Producer George Martin At Their First Recording Session at London's Abbey Road Studios English Performing Artists The Beatles Popular Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1970 Ray Stevens' Record "Everything Is Beautiful" Tops the Popular Music Charts Georgia Performing Artists Popular Music Georgia Historical Society
1977 Carter Administration Affirms Its Commitment to Hold the Soviet Union Accountable for Human Rights Soviet Union President Jimmy Carter Human Rights/Civil Rights History Channel
1978 California Voters Pass Proposition 13 Cutting Property Taxes by More Than 50% California Voting Taxes Learn California
1982 Israeli Forces Invade Lebanon to Drive Palestine Liberation Organization Fighters Out of the Country Israel Lebanon Terrorism New York Times
1985 Authorities in Brazil Exhume the Remains of Dr. Josef Mengele, the ''Angel of Death'' of the Nazi Holocaust Brazil Nazi Germany The Holocaust New York Times
1989 Burial Services Were Held for Iran's Spiritual Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Ayatollah Khomeini Islam Iran Hostage Crisis
1990 A Florida Federal Judge Rules the "2 Live Crew" Album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, as Obscene and Devoid of Redeeming Value Florida Popular Music Law First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Florida Historical Society
1995 Hurricane Allison Continues to Cut a Path of Destruction Across Northern Florida Florida Hurricane Florida Historical Society