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Political and Social Leaders
1847 John M. Pattison (Governor of Ohio) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Historical Society
Military Leaders
1786 Winfield Scott (Virginia-born U.S. General; Governor of New Mexico) Winfield Scott Mexican-American War American Civil War
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1898 Israel S. Campbell (Kentucky-born African-American Baptist Missionary in Texas) Kentucky Political and Social Leaders Texas Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians African-American Political and Social Leaders Texas State Historical Association
1977 Thomas Campbell Clark (Texas-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Texas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Texas State Historical Association
1987 Geraldine Page (Missouri-born Academy Award-Winning Actress) Missouri Performing Artists American Performing Artists Academy Award Film Television Internet Broadway Database Internet Movie Database
1989 Fran Allison (Iowa-born Actress, Puppeteer; Kukla, Fran and Ollie) Iowa Performing Artists American Performing Artists Puppets Television Internet Movie Database
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1751 The First General Muster of Georgia's Colonial Militia Is Held in Savannah Savannah, Georgia Colonial Georgia Georgia Military Figures Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1775 In Savannah, Georgia, 300+ Patriots Erect a Liberty Tree and Flag in Defiance of Royal Governor James Wright. Great Britain Savannah, Georgia Colonial Georgia American Revolution University of Georgia
1777 19-year-old Marquis de Lafayette Arrives in South Carolina to Serve as General George Washington's Second-in-Command Marquis de Lafayette South Carolina George Washington American Revolution History Channel
1798 San Luis Rey de Francis Founded as the 18th of California's 21 Missions California California Missions Religion Hispanic Heritage Learn California
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1834 A Locomotive Built in Wilmington, Delaware Successfully Operates at 12 mph on the New Castle-Frenchtown Railroad Wilmington, Delaware Railroad State of Delaware
1844 Martin Van Buren's Stagecoach Overturns While Campaigning for President Near Plainfield, Indiana Plainfield, Indiana Martin Van Buren American Presidency Transportation Indiana Historical Society
1861 Confederates Observe This Date as a "Day of Thanksgiving" Thanksgiving American Civil War Florida Historical Society
"A Declaration of the People of Virginia" Calls for the Reorganization of the Government of Virginia Virginia Government West Virginia American Civil War West Virginia State Archive
1863 U.S.S. Sunflower Captures the Confederate Blockade Runner Pushmataha Near Florida's Tortugas Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Dry Tortugas National Park Florida Historical Society
1864 Grant Swings the Bulk of the Army of the Potomac Towards Petersburg, Virginia Petersburg, Virginia Ulyesses S. Grant Petersburg History Channel
President Lincoln Responds to Complaint That Union Troops Are Seizing African-Americans in Kentucky Kentucky President Lincoln Slavery American Civil War African-American Heritage Lincoln Logs
1870 75 Chinese Men Arrive in North Adams, Massachusetts to Replace Striking Shoe Workers North Adams, Massachusetts Labor Strikes Asian-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1886 In Minnesota, a 4-Mile Logjam Closes the St. Croix River at Taylors Falls Minnesota Rivers Trees Business Minnesota Historical Society
1898 In Alaska, the Fort Egbert Military Reservation Is Established on the Outskirts of the Town of Eagle on the Yukon River Eagle, Alaska U.S. Military Figures Yukon River Alaska Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1914 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany Concludes a Weekend Visit with Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary Austria Hungary German Political and Social Leaders World War I History Channel
1915 The Florida Legislature Creates Okaloosa County from Santa Rosa and Walton Counties, Naming It from the Choctaw Indian language for "Black Water" Oklaloosa County, Florida Choctaw Florida Historical Society
1924 The Detroit Tigers Forfeit to the New York Yankees When 18,000 Hometown Fans Riot Detroit Sports Figures New York Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball State of Michigan
1927 In New York City, Charles Lindbergh's Solo Transatlantic Flight Is Celebrated with the Ticker Tape Parade Up Broadway New York City Charles Lindbergh Aviation History New York Historical Society
1940 President Franklin Roosevelt Signs the $25M Appropriations Bill for the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas President Franklin Roosevelt World War II Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Texas State Historical Association
1942 The U.S. Office of War Information (OWI) Is Created U.S. Government World War II Library of Congress
The City of Dania Is Chartered by the Florida Legislature Dania, Florida Florida Historical Society
1930 A Tornado Destroys Most of Randolph, Minnesota Randolph, Minnesota Tornado MinnesotaHistorical Society
1944 From a Position Near the Channel Coast, the Nazis Strike the British with 10 of Its New V1 Rockets Great Britain Nazi Germany World War II History Channel
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1967 United Nations Security Council Rejects Soviet Demands for a Resolution Condemning Israel's Aggression in the Six-Day War United Nations Soviet Union Israel Middle East History BBC
1968 A Tornado Kills 9 People in Tracy, Minnesota Tracy, Minnesota Tornado Death MinnesotaHistorical Society
1971 The New York Times Begins Publishing Portions of the 47-volume Pentagon Papers The New York Times Vietnam War History Channel
1973 Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho Sign New Peace Agreement to End All Military Activities at Noon, June 15 Le Duc Tho Henry Kissinger Vietnam War History Channel
1974 Florida Governor Reubin Askew Appoints Dorothy Glisson Secretary of State, Making Her the State's First Female Cabinet Officer Florida Government Women Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1978 Israeli Troops Complete Their Withdrawal from Southern Lebanon Lebanon Israel Middle East History BBC
1983 Launched in 1972, "Pioneer 10" Is the First Spacecraft to Exit the Earth's Solar System Space Exploration The Solar System Historic Firsts NASA
1986 Delaware Replaces Hanging with Lethal Injection as the State's Method of Capital Punishment. Delaware Government Capital Punishment Law State of Delaware
1991 Boris Yeltsin Celebrates Victory as Russia's First Popularly-Elected President Boris Yeltsin Elections Historic Firsts Cold War BBC
In Chaska, Minnesota, Lightning Kills a Spectator at the U.S. Open Golf Tournament Chaska, Minnesota Golf Storms Death U.S. Open Golf MinnesotaHistorical Society
Historic Events that occurred 2000-Present on this date
2010 The Comic Strip "Little Orphan Annie" Is Published for the Final Time Cartoons & Comics Journalism National Public Radio