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JUNE 16

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Bloomsday
(Observed annually on this date since 1954 to commemorate James Joyce's novel Ulysses which takes place June 16th, 1904)
Bloomsday Irish Authors
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Authors, Poets and Journalists
1738 Mary Katharine Goddard (Connecticut-born Printer Who Published the First Version of the Declaration of Independence) Connecticut Author Declaration of Independence History Channel
1937 Erich Segal (New York City-born Novelist) Erich Segal
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1931 Lucia Dlugoszewski (Detroit-born Composer) Detroit Composers American Composers
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1878 Crawford Long (Georgia-born Physician Who Was the First to Operate on a Patient under Anesthesia) Georgia Scientists & Mathematicians Health Care Georgia Historical Society
1901 William M. Gardner (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1958 Imre Nagy (Former Hungarian Premier Hanged for Treason by Communist Authorities) Hungarian Political and Social Leaders Capital Punishment History Channel
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Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1779 Spain Declares War Against England in Hopes of Regaining Its Former Florida Colonies England Spain Florida American Revolution Florida Historical Society
1780 The Massachusetts State Constitution Is Ratified Massachusetts Historic U.S. Documents Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1822 Authorities Foil Slave Conspiracy to Seize Charleston, South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina Slavery African-American Heritage Law Library
1832 In Wisconsin, U.S. Soldiers Defeat the Kickapoo for Their First Victory of the Blackhawk War Wisconsin Kickapoo War Wisconsin Historical Society
1845 The First Free Public School in Wisconsin Opens in Southport (now Kenosha) Kenosha, Wisconsin Education Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1854 Passengers Arriving in St. Paul Aboard the Steamer Galena, Introduce Cholera to Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Steamboats Cholera Minnesota Historical Society
1855 200 French Colonists Arrived at La Réunion, an Experimental Utopian Colony in Central Dallas County, Texas France Dallas County, Texas Immigration Texas State Historical Association
1856 In Michigan, Mormon Leader, James Strang, Is Mortally Wounded by Disgruntled Followers Michigan Mormons Crime State of Michigan
1858 In Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Tells the Illinois Republican Convention "a house divided against itself cannot stand." Springfield, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Illinois Republican Party History Channel Lincoln Logs
1862 Confederates Turn Back Union Attack at Secessionville Just South of Charleston, South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina Secessionville History Channel
President Lincoln Orders Robert E. Lee's House at Arlington Heights be Converted Into a Hospital Arlington, Virginia President Abraham Lincoln Robert E. Lee American Civil War Robert E. Lee House Lincoln Logs
President Lincoln Borrows Harriet Beecher Stowe's A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin form the Library of Congress President Abraham Lincoln Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery American Civil War Library of Congress Lincoln Logs
The U.S.S. Somerset Captures the British Blockade Runner, Curlew, Off the Florida Coast Near Cedar Key England Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 The Circassian, a Union Supply Steamer, Captures the Confederate Sloop, John Wesley, Off the Florida Coast England Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 President Lincoln Makes Three Speeches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1868 In Georgia, the First Issue of the Atlanta Constitution Is Published Atlanta, Georgia Journalism Historic Firsts Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Historical Society
1869 The First Iowa Woman-Suffrage Convention Is Held in Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant, Iowa Women Women's Suffrage Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1879 In Texas, the Post Office Opens at Caddo Mills Caddo Mills, Texas U.S. Postal Service Texas State Historical Association
1890 Alaskan Explorer Fred Fickett Retires from the Army Alaska Maine Explorers and Pioneers U.S. Army History Channel
1897 The United States Signs a Treaty of Annexation with Hawaii Hawaii Historic U.S. Documents New York Times
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1913 225 Seattle, Washington Teamsters Begin a 10-month Strike for Better Wages and Working Conditions Seattle, Washington Labor Strike Business Seattle Teamsters History Link
California Governor Hiram Johnson Signs the Civil Service Act Creating a Performance-Based Promotion System for Public Service Jobs California Government Labor Strike Business Law Learn California
1914 The Indiana University School of Nursing Welcomes Its First 5 Students Indiana Education Education Health Care Historic Firsts Indiana University School of Nursing Indiana Historical Society
1917 U.S. Soldiers and Sailors Attack the Seattle Office of the Industrial Workers of the World That Is Planning a Loggers Strike Seattle, Washington Labor U.S. Military Figures World War I History Link
1918 Austro-Hungarian Attack on the Italian Front at Piave River Turns into Disaster Italy Austria Hungary World War I History Channel
1932 President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis Are Renominated at the Republican National Convention in Chicago Chicago President Herbert Hoover Politics New York Times
1938 The 1,234 Acre S'Klallam Tribal Reservation Is Created on Washington's Port Gamble Bay Washington S'Klallam History Link
1940 French World War I Hero, Marshal Henri-Philippe Petain, Becomes Prime Minister of the Vichy Government French Political and Social Leaders World War II History Channel
1941 U.S. War Department Announces the Selection of a 2200-acre Site in Georgia for Construction of Warner Robins Air Force Base Georgia Aviation Robins Air Force Base Georgia Historical Society
1949 In Florida, Delivery Begins on the First Rural Postal Route in Brevard County Brevard County, Florida U.S. Post Office Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1958 Former Hungarian Premier Imre Nagy Is Hanged for Treason by Communist Authorities Hungarian Political and Social Leaders Capital Punishment History Channel
1961 President John Kennedy Agrees to Provide Training and Combat Supervision of South Vietnamese President John Kennedy Vietnam War History Channel
Rudolf Nureyev, Star of the Soviet Union's Kirov Opera Ballet Company, Defects in Paris Rudolf Nureyev Paris Ballet Cold War History Channel
1967 Six Flags Over Georgia Opens Georgia Business Business Six Flags Over Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1971 In West Virginia, More Than 2,000 People Attend a "Salute to Governor Moore Dinner" at the Charleston Civic Center Charleston, West Virginia Politics West Virginia State Archives
1977 Leonid Brezhnev Is Elected President of the Supreme Soviet, Becoming Head of Party and Head of State Leonid Brezhnev Elections Cold War History Channel
1978 President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian Leader Omar Torrijos Ratify Panama Canal Treaties. Panama Canal President Jimmy Carter Historic U.S. Documents New York Times
1984 Edwin Moses Wins His 100th Consecutive 400-Meter Hurdles Race Ohio Sports Figures Track & Field Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
1989 Hungarians Rebury Fallen Hero Imre Nagy Hungarian Political and Social Leaders BBC
1993 The Postal Service Releases a Commemorative Stamp Honoring Singer Otis Redding Otis Redding Popular Musicians U.S. Postal Service African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
1999 After Evading Authorities for 20 Years, Kathleen Ann Soliah, a Member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), Is Arrested Minnesota Crime Law & Legal Resources Terrorism History Channel