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Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1893 Cole Porter (Indiana-born Composer) Cole Porter American Composers American Musicals
1938 Charles Wuorinen (New York-born Composer) New York Composers American Composers
Performing Artists
1915 Les Paul (Wisconsin-born Guitarist; Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Wisconsin Performing Artists Popular Musicians Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1934 Jackie Mason (Wisconsin-born Comedian. Humorist) Wisconsin Performing Artists American Performing Artists Wisconsin Historical Society
Jackie Wilson (Detroit-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Jackie Wilson Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
1961 Michael J. Fox (Canadian Actor) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1996 Mildred Day (Inventor of Rice Krispie Treats) Foods & Nutrition Rice Krispies
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1772 Colonists Board the British Customs Vessel Gaspee Off the Coast of Rhode Island and Set It Aflame Great Britain Rhode Island Colonial Rhode Island Naval Military History American Revolution History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1806 Georgia Governor John Milledge Calls for a Special Session of the Legislature to Dispense Lands Ceded by Creek Indians Georgia Creek Georgia Historical Society
1825 Georgia Governor George Troup Signs Legislation Creating Five Counties: Lee, Muscogee, Troup, Coweta and Carroll Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1840 In London, England, Franz Liszt Gives the World's First "Piano Recital" London, England Franz Liszt Classical Musicans Historic Firsts American Public Media
1851 Prominent Community Leaders Form San Francisco's First Vigilante Committee San Francisco Crime Law Historic Firsts Learn California
1862 President Lincoln Telegraphs His Generals Maneuvers for Virginia's Shenandoah Valley Virginia President Lincoln Telegraphs American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1863 The Largest Cavalry Battle of the American Civil War Is Fought at Brandy Station, Virginia Virginia Brandy Station History Channel
1864 U.S.S. Proteus Captures the British Schooner R.S. Hood Off the Florida Coast Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1865 In Florida, African-American Missionary, Reverend William G. Steward, Begins Organizing Churches for Newly Liberated Freedmen Florida Religion Reconstruction African-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1870 The Cornerstone Is Laid for Temple B'nai Israel at Galveston, Texas Galveston, Texas Judaism Temple B'nai Israel Texas State Historical Association
1881 The U.S. Federal Government Takes Control of Michigan's Soo Locks Michigan Soo Locks State of Michigan
1891 Clermont, Florida Is Incorporated Clermont, Florida Florida Historical Society
1894 A Water-Well Contractor Accidentally Discovers the Corsicana Oilfield, the First in Texas to Produce Significant Quantities of Oil and Gas Corsicana, Texas Texas Oil Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1915 U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan Resigns in Disagreement with President Wilson's Handling of the German Sinking of the Lusitania William Jennings Bryan President Woodrow Wilson The Lusitania World War I History Channel
1925 Women Picket a West Virginia Coal Mine to Protest a New Agreement with United Mine Workers of America West Virginia Women Labor Economics United Mine Workers of America West Virginia State Archives
1927 Texas Poets Vaida Stewart and Whitney M. Montgomery Wed Texas, Authors Poetry Texas State Historical Association
1943 The "Tuskegee Airmen" Battle German Fighter Planes over North Africa Africa Nazi Germany Tuskegee Airmen World War II African-American Military Figures Alabama State Archive
1944 Russia Invades Finland's Karelian Isthmus Finland Russia World War II History Channel
1947 In Wrangall, Alaska, the Farwest Fisheries Company Cannery Is Destroyed in a $150,000 Fire Wrangall, Alaska Fire Business Alaska Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1953 Worcester County, Massachusetts Is Devastated by a Tornado with 300 mph Winds That Kills 94 People, Injures 1,288 and Leaves 15,000 Homeless Worcester County, Massachusetts Tornado Death Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Male Teachers in Janesville, Wisconsin Receive $300 More Annually Than Women for Extra Hours Officiating Extra-Curricular Sports Janesville, Wisconsin Education Women Labor Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1954 Joseph Welch, Special Counsel for the U.S. Army, Exposes the Shameless Recklessness of McCarthyism U.S. Congress McCarthyism History Channel New York Times
1964 CIA Report Challenges the Johnson Administration's "Domino Theory" in Southeast Asia CIA President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War History Channel
1966 Hurricane Alma Strikes Northwest Florida, Causing $10 Million in Damage and 6 Deaths Florida Hurricane Economics Death Florida Historical Society
1968 Leonard Bernstein Conducts the New York Philharmonic in a Memorial Concert for Robert Kennedy at St. Patrick's Cathedral New York Philharmonic Robert Kennedy Leonard Bernstein American Public Media
1970 King Hussein of Jordan Escapes an Assassination Attempt as His Motorcade Drives Near His Summer Palace King Hussein of Jordan Middle East History BBC
1976 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls George Wallace, Henry Jackson and Richard Daley Release Their Delegates to Support Jimmy Carter George Wallace Henry Jackson Richard Daley Jimmy Carter Democratic National Committee Georgia Historical Society
1979 Minnesota Governor Albert Quie Calls Out the National Guard to Protect Striking Truck Drivers Minnesota Labor Strikes Transportation Minnesota National Guard Minnesota Historical Society
1983 Margaret Thatcher Leads Britain's Conservative Party to a Landslide Second Term Election Victory Margaret Thatcher Election Cold War BBC