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Authors, Poets and Journalists
1826 Charles Henry Smith (Georgia-born Humorist) Georgia Authors Journalism Georgia Historical Society
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1843 Edvard Grieg (Norwegian Composer) Norwegian Composers Composers
1894 Robert Russell Bennett (Kansas City-born Composer) Robert Russell Bennett American Composers
1909 Otto Luening (Wisconsin-born Composer) Wisconsin Composers American Composers Wisconsin Historical Society
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
1916 Herbert A. Simon (Wisconsin-born 1978 Nobel Laureate for Economics) Wisconsin Scientists & Mathematicians Economics 1978 Nobel Laureate for Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
Political and Social Leaders
1789 Josiah Henson (Maryland-born African-American Abolitionist) Maryland Political and Social Leaders Abolition African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1876 Thomas G. Nutter (Maryland-born African-American Civil Rights Activist, Attorney) Maryland Political and Social Leaders West Virginia Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights/Human Rights Law African-American Political and Social Leaders West Virginia State Archives
Performing Artists
1915 Les Paul (Wisconsin-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Les Paul American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1937 Waylon Jennings (Texas-born Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame) Waylon Jennings Country Music Hall of Fame
1963 Helen Hunt (California-born Emmy and Academy Award-Winning Actress) Los Angeles Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Television Emmy Acadeny Awards Internet Movie Database
1964 Courtney Cox (Alabama-born Actress) Alabama Performing Artists American Performing Artists 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
Historic Events of the 1200s that Occurred on this Date
1215 At Runnymede in Southern England, King John Signs the Magna Carta Runnymede, England King John Magna Casta Georgia Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1740 Spanish Forces Attack English Troops Laying Siege to Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida; Killing 68, Taking 34 Prisoners James Oglethorpe Spain St. Augustine, Florida Colonial America Forts Death War Georgia Historical Society
1775 Continental Congress Votes Unanimously to Appoint George Washington to Lead the Continental Army Continental Congress George Washington American Revolution U.S. Army Georgia Historical Society
1776 The Assembly of the Lower Counties of Pennsylvania Declares Independence, Creating the State of Delaware Delaware Pennsylvania Colonial Delaware American Revolution Delaware Online History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1804 The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Providing Separate Voting for President and Vice President, Is Declared Ratified 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution The American Presidency Voting Rights Georgia Historical Society
1822 Jacksonville, Florida Is Founded Jacksonville, Florida Florida Historical Society
1832 President Andrew Jackson Orders General Winfield Scott to Take Command at the Frontier of the Black Hawk War President Andrew Jackson Native American Heritage Westward Expansion War Wisconsin Historical Society
1836 Arkansas Is Admitted as the 25th State Arkansas United States Library of Congress Arkansas History Commission
President Jackson Signs the Northern Ohio Boundary Bill Resolving the Boundary Dispute Between the State of Ohio and the Michigan Territory Michigan Ohio President Andrew Jackson Law Westward Expansion State of Michigan Ohio Historical Society
1838 U.S. Senate Ratifies Treaties with the Ojibwe and Dakota for Land Between the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers Minnesota U.S. Senate Native-American Heritage Mississippi River Historic U.S. Documents Minnesota Historical Society
1844 Charles Goodyear Receives a Patent for Vulcanized Rubber Charles Goodyear Organic Chemistry Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1846 Britain Signs the Oregon Treaty, Ceding Its Claims to the U.S. Pacific Northwest Great Britain Washington Oregon 1846 Treaty of Oregon History Link
1859 The Pig War (a 10-year Dispute between the U.S. and Britain over the Ownership of San Juan Island) Begins Great Britain San Juan Island, Washington War History Link
1862 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart Completes His Four-Day Reconnaissance Ride of the Entire Union Army of the Potomac Virginia American Civil War History Channel
U.S.S. Somerset and U.S.S. Tahoma Shelled and Burn the Confederate Fort Near the Lighthouse at the Florida's St. Marks River Florida Naval Military History Forts American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 President Lincoln Calls for 100,000 Troops from of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia State Militias Maryland Ohio Pennsylvania West Virginia President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
1864 Grant's Union Army of the Potomac Attacks Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia at Petersburg Petersburg, Virginia Ulyesses S. Grant Robert E. Lee Petersburg History Channel
1877 Former Slave Henry O. Flipper Is the First African American to Graduate from West Point Military Academy Henry O. Flipper Education Slavery African-American Heritage Historic Firsts West Point Military Academy University of Georgia
1878 In Palo Alto, California, Eadward Muybridge Takes the First Motion Pictures Using a Trotting Horse as His Subject Palo Alto, California Film Horses Historic Firsts Learn California
1889 In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Marine Corps Band First Performs John Phillip Sousa's "Washington Post March" with the Composer Conducting John Phillip Sousa American Composers U.S. Marine Corps Band Historic Firsts American Public Media
1892 Windstorm Kills 50 Across 5 Minnesota Counties Minnesota Wind Death Minnesota Historical Society
1893 The City of Palmetto Is Incorporated by the Florida Legislature Palmetto, Florida Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1901 The Old Stone Fort in Nacogdoches, Texas Is Sold Nacogdoches, Texas Forts Economics Texas State Historical Association
1904 The Private Land Claims Court Completes 13 Years of Adjudicating Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in the U.S. Spain Mexico New Mexico Law Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
Over 1,000 Passengers Die When the Excursion Steamer General Slocum Burns on New York's East River New York City Steamboats Death New York Historical Society
1911 Charles Kettering Applies for a Patent on the Automobile Ignition Charles Kettering Automobiles Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Law and Legal Resources Google
1916 In Washington, William Boeing Pilots His First Airplane Washington Aviation Boeing Historic Firsts History Link
1917 U.S. Congress Passes the Espionage Act Making It a Crime to Convey Information Intended to Interfere with the U.S. Armed Forces at War U.S. Congress Law and Legal Resources World War I History Channel
In Florida, Cocoa High School Is Dedicated Cocoa, Florida Education Cocoa High School Florida Historical Society
1920 In Duluth, Minnesota, a Mob of 5,000 Hangs 3 African-American Circus Workers Duluth, Minnesota Racism Crime Death African-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1921 Bessie Coleman Becomes the First Licensed African-American Pilot Bessie Coleman Aviation History Historic Firsts African-American Aviators and Explorers Texas State Historical Association
1926 41-year-old Ty Cobb Steals Home, Helping Detroit Defeat Cleveland.12-5 Ty Cobb Detroit Sports Figures Cleveland Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Georgia Historical Society
1931 Fulford, Florida Is Reincorporated by the State Legislature as North Miami Beach North Miami Beach, Florida Florida Historical Society
U.S. Airways Begins Airmail Service to Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Aviation U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1939 In Minnesota, Crown Prince Olav of Norway Dedicates Duluth's Enger Tower Norway Political and Social Leaders Duluth, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1943 Nazi SS Begins Destroying Evidence of Atrocities and the Extermination of European Jews Nazi Germany The Holocaust Judaism War Crimes History Channel
200 People Are Arrested at a Beaumont, Texas Race Riot That Leaves 50 People Injured and 2 Dead Beaumont, Texas Racism Death African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1946 The U.S. Presents to the United Nations the Baruch Plan for International Control of Atomic Weapons United Nations Bernard Baruch Nuclear Weapons Cold War History Channel
1954 Coretta Scott King Graduates from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree New England Conservatory of Music Coretta Scott King Education Music Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. African-American Political and Social Leaders Georgia Historical Society
1958 In Wisconsin, the Madeline Island Historical Museum Opens Madeline Island Museums Madeline Island Historical Museum Wisconsin Historical Society
1966 President Lyndon Johnson Establishes Father's Day as the Third Sunday in June Madeline Island Museums Madeline Island Historical Museum Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1994 Israel and the Vatican Establish Full Diplomatic Relations Israel Catholicism The Middle East New York Times
1996 A Bomb Injures Hundreds in a Central Manchester, England Shopping District England Terrorism BBC