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Political and Social Leaders
1835 Rebecca Latimer Felton (Georgia-born First Woman to Serve in the U.S. Senate: 1922) Georgia Poliitcal and U.S. Congress
Performing Artists
1922 Judy Garland (Minnesota-born Singer, Actress Who Played Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz Minnesota Performing Artists American Performing Artists Wizard of Oz IMDB Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1821 Moses Austin (Connecticut-born Pioneer; First Man Permitted to Bring Anglo-American Colonists into Spanish Texas) Connecticut Pioneers and Explorers Texas Texas State Historical Association
1927 Victoria Woodhull (Ohio-born Women's Suffragist, Rights Advocate; First Woman to Run for President of the United States) Victoria Clafin Woodhull Women's Suffrage Women's Rights American Women Political and Social Leaders
1973 William Inge (Kansas-born Playwright: 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Picnic) William Inge Plays 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Picnic
2000 Hafez Assad (President of Syria) Syrian Political and Social Leaders Middle East History
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1610 Baron de la Warr, Arrives in Jamestown to Begin His Term as Virginia Governor as Survivors Prepare to Abandon the Settlement England Jamestown Colonial Virginia Virginia Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1775 John Adams Proposes Organizing Patriot Militias into a Continental Army John Adams Revolutionary War History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1801 The North African State of Tripoli Declares War on the United States Libya War New York Times
1816 In Corydon, 43 Delegates from the Existing 13 Counties Convene Indiana's First State Constitutional Convention Corydon, Indiana Historic U.S. Documents Indiana Historical Society
1832 Anglo-Texans and Mexican Troops Clash for the First Time Mexico Texas Texas Revolution Texas State Historical Association
1837 Workmen Arrive in Madison, Wisconsin to Begin Construction of the First State Capitol Building Madison, Wisconsin Labor Wisconsin Historical Society
1862 President Lincoln Transmits to Congress a Treaty with England for Suppression of African Slave Trade Africa England U.S. Congress President Lincoln Slavery Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Logs
1863 In Florida, the U.S.S. Fort Henry Captures 250 Bushels of Corn Belonging to Confederate Senator David levy Yulee Florida Naval Military History Corn American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 In Mississippi, Confederate Cavalry Routs a Much Larger Union Force at Brice's Crossroads Mississippi Battle of Brice's Crosroads History Channel
The United States' Steamer Union Captures the Confederate Sloop Caroline off Florida's Jupiter Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1883 In Alaska, Frederick Schwatka Begins His Exploration of the Yukon River Alaska Illinois Explorers & Pioneers Yukon River North American Explorers Alaska Historical Society
1884 In Arkansas, the Methodist Church Buys Central Collegiate Institute of Altus, Renaming it Hendrix College and Moving It to Conway Arkansas Education Education Religion Economics Hendrix College Arkansas History Commission
1898 U.S. Marines Land at Cuba's Guantánamo Bay Cuba Spanish American War Library of Congress
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1902 The First Passenger Train Arrives in Faribault, Minnesota Faribault, Minnesota Railroads Historic Firsts MInnesota Historical Society
1906 The Mother Church of Christian Science Is Dedicated in Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts Religion Massachusetts Foundationfor the Humanities
1914 Georgia's First African-American Pharmacist, Dr. Moses Amos, Opens the Gate City Drug Store in Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Health Care Business African-American Scientists and Mathematicians Georgia Historical Society
1915 The Girl Scouts of America Is Incorporated in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Girl Scouts of America Georgia Historical Society
1917 Italian Troops Attack Austro-Hungarian Positions in the North Italian Mountains of the Trentino Region Austria Hungary Italy World War I History Channel
1919 Vero Beach Is Incorporated by the Florida Legislature Vero Beach, Florida Florida Historical Society
Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin Are the First 3 States to Ratify the 19th Amendment Giving Women the Right to Vote Illinois Michigan Wisconsin Women Women's Suffrage 19th Amendment Historic Firsts Illinois Historical Society State of Michigan
1921 The Town of River Junction (now Chattahoochee) Is Incorporated by the Florida Legislature Chattahoochee, Florida Florida Historical Society
1931 In Washington, the Tacoma City Council Passes Ordinance No. 10690 Prohibiting Dance Marathons Tacoma, Washington Dancing Law History Link
1935 Alcoholics Anonymous Is Founded in New York City New York City Substance Abuse Alcoholics Anonymous
1940 Italy Declares War on France and Great Britain France Great Britain Italy World War II History Channel
Norway Surrenders to the Nazis Norway Nazi Germany World War II History Channel League of Nations
108 Boys Participate in the First Annual Lone Star Boys' State Program Texas Government Education U.S. Government Historic Firsts Boys' State Texas State Historical Association
1942 Germany's Gestapo Massacres 173 Male Residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia in Retaliation for Killing a Nazi Official Czech Republic Nazi Germany World War II Death New York Times
The Naval Cruiser U.S.S. Santa Fe Is Launched from Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey Santa Fe, New Mexico Naval Military History World War II New Mexico Magazine
1946 Italy Replaces Its Abolished Monarchy with a Republic Italy Cold War New York Times
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1953 President Eisenhower Rejects Calls for U.S. "Isolationism" President Dwight Eisenhower Cold War History Channel
1954 San Francisco Public Television Station KQED Begins Broadcasting San Francisco Media Television Historic Firsts KQED Learn California
1963 Governor Farris Bryant Signs a Bill Creating Florida Technological University (University of Central Florida) in Orlando Orlanda, Florida Education University of Central Florida Florida Historical Society
1967 The Six-Day War Ends as Israel and Syria Agree to a United Nations-Mediated Cease-Fire Israel Syria Middle East History New York Times BBC
1968 U.S. Commanding General William Westmoreland Gives Farewell Press Conference in Saigon Vietnam War Journalism History Channel
1999 In Bellingham, Washington, a 16" Pipeline Ruptures Spilling 277,200 Gallons of Gasoline, Which Explodes Killing Three Children Bellingham, Washington Fire Death History Link
2010 Flash Flood Sweeps Away More Than 30 Victims from Albert Pike Campground in Arkansas' Ouachita National Forest Arkansas Floods Death National Public Radio