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Artists, Architects and Designers
1867 Frank Lloyd Wright (Wisconsin-born Architect) Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture & Design Wisconsin Historical Society
1910 C. C. Beck (Minnesota-born Cartoonist; Creator of Captain Marvel) Minnesota Artists Cartoons and Comics
1927 LeRoy Neiman (Minnesota-born Sports Artist) Minnesota Artists American Artists Sports Official Web Site
Military Leaders
1824 William M. Gardner (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
Political and Social Leaders
1748 William Few, Jr. (Maryland-born Statesman; One of Two Georgia Signers of the U.S. Constitution) Maryland Poltical and Social Leaders Georgia Poltical and Social Leaders U.S. Constitution University of Georgia
Political and Social Leaders
1893 Ernest Schoedsack (Iowa-born Film Director) Iowa Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
632 Prophet Muhammad (phub) Islam
1809 Thomas Paine (English-American Patriot Pamphleteer; Author of Common Sense) Thomas Paine American Authors American Revolution
1845 Andrew Jackson (7th President of the United States) Andrew Jackson American Presidents
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1776 Patriots Forces Retreat from the Battle of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec Canada American Revolution History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1835 Agustín Viesca, the Governor of the Mexican State of Coahuila and Texas, Is Arrested Trying to Cross into Texas Mexico Texas Texas State Historical Association
1839 The First Boat on Indiana's Whitewater Canal Travels from Lawrenceburg to Brookville Whitewater Canal Canals Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1854 Former President Millard Fillmore Visits St. Paul, Minnesota to Promote a Railroad from Chicago to the Mississippi River St. Paul, Minnesota Chicago, Illinois President Millard Fillmore Railroad Mississippi River Minnesota Historical Society
1861 On a Vote of 102,172 to 47,238, Tennessee Is the 11th State to Secede from the Union Tennessee Voting Slavery American Civil War Library of Congress University of Georgia
1862 Union Troops Fail to Break Confederate Lines at Cross Keys, Virginia Virginia Cros Keys History Channel
1864 President Lincoln Learns He Has Been Nominated for a Second Term Abraham Lincoln American Presidency Politics American Civil War Lincoln Logs
The 18th Corps of the Army of the Tennessee Joins Sherman's Army North of Marietta, Georgia Marietta, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
1880 Flour of Minnesota's Washburn-Crosby Company (General Mills) Wins a Gold Medal at a Cincinnati Exhibition Minnesota Business Cincinnati, Ohio Foods and Nutrition General Mills Minnesota Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1909 A West Virginia Judge Rules That State-Mandated Fare Limits Do Not Apply to the Coal & Coke Railroad West Virginia Railroad Business Law West Virginia State Archives
1917 British War Cabinet Plans an Offensive Against the Germans on the Western Front Great Britain Germany World War II History Channel
1925 The Naval Aviation Museum Opens at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida Pensacola, Florida Naval History Aviation History Museums Naval Aviation Museum Florida Historical Society
1926 In Detroit, Michigan, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees Hits a 626' Home Run That Is Retrieved a Block from the Stadium Detroit, Michigan Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball State of Michigan
1941 British and Free French Forces Enter Syria and Lebanon in Operation Exporter Lebanon Syria France Great Britain World War II History Channel
1944 U.S. and British Troops Link in Normandy France Great Britain World War II History Channel
1948 Martin Luther King, Jr., Receives His Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Morehouse College in Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. Education African-American Political and Social Leaders Morehouse College Georgia Historical Society
1949 Hollywood Figures and Film Stars Are Named in a FBI Report as Communist Party Members FBI American Performing Artists Film McCarthyism History Channel
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1951 The Children's Cancer Research Foundation Is Incorporated. Cancer Child Health Care Children's Cancer Research Foundation Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1953 In Korea, Warring Factions Agree to Repatriate Prisoners of War United Nations Korea Korean War Prisoners of War Asian History
1956 The Andrews Raid Is Immortalized as the Walt Disney Film the "Great Locomotive Chase" Opens in Theaters Across America Atlanta, Georgia Railroad Notorious Americans American Civil War Film Walt Disney Georgia Historical Society
1957 Michael Anthony Stepovich Is Sworn in at Juneau as the 15th and Last Appointed Governor of Alaska Alaska Political and Social Leaders Alaska Historical Society
1967 Israel Attacks USS Liberty, Killing 34 U.S. Crewmen Israel Naval Military History Death History Channel
1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Alleged Assassin, James Earl Ray, Is Captured in London, England London, England James Earl Ray Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Notorious Americans African-American Heritage Georgia Historical Society
1969 President Richard Nixon and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu Meet on Midway Island Nguyen Van Thieu President Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
In Texas, Houston Intercontinental Airport Officially Begins Operations Houston, Texas Aviation Houston Intercontinental Airport Texas State Historical Association
1982 President Reagan Is the First American Chief Executive to Address a Joint Session of the British Parliament Great Britain British Parliament President Reagan Historic Firsts Cold War New York Times
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2000 The H. H. Bennett Studio and History Center Is Dedicated at the Wisconsin Dells H. H. Bennett Studio and History Center Museums H. H. Bennett Studio and History Center Wisconsin Historical Society
2004 The G-8 Summit Annual Meeting of Leaders of the World's 8 Most Powerful Nations Is Held on Sea Island, Georgia Canada France Germany Great Britain Italy Japan Russia Sea Island, Georgia World Government Georgia Historical Society