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Authors, Poets and Journalists
1871 James Weldon Johnson (Florida-born African-American Poet, Journalist, Social Activist) Florida Authors Poetry Journalism Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Authors Georgia Historical Society
1924 Paul Conrad (Iowa-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist) Paul Conrad Journalism Political Cartoons Pulitzer Prize
Military Leaders
1813 Thomas Maley Harris (West Virginia-born Union General, Physician) West Virginia Military Figures Health Care American Civil War West Virginia State Archive
Philosopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
1703 John Wesley (English Founder of the Methodist Church) English Political and Social Leaders Religion United Methodist Church Georgia Historical Society
Political and Social Leaders
1909 Elmer L. Andersen (Chicago-born Governor of Minnesota: 1961 - 1963) Chicago Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders
1943 Newt Gingrich (Pennsylvania-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Georgia) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Georgia Historical Society
Sports Figures
1965 Dan Jansen (Wisconsin-born Olympic Champion Speed Skater) Wisconsin Sports Figures Speed Skating Hall of Fame 1994 Winter Olympics Wisconsin  Historical Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1866 Lewis Cass (New Hampshire-born Michigan Territorial Governor and U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of War, U.S. Secretary of State) New Hampshire Political and Social Leaders Michigan Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress State of Michigan
Historic Events of the 1600s that Occurred on this Date
1673 Explorers Father Jacques Marquette & Louis Joliet Are the First Europeans to Reach the Upper Mississippi River Father Jacques Marquette Louis Joliet North American Explorers Mississippi River Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission State Historical  Society of Iowa Minnesota Historical  Society Wisconsin Historical  Society
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1775 American Patriots Prove Themselves at the Battle of Bunker Hill Great Britain Boston, Massachusetts American Revolution Library of Congress History Channel African American Registry
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1816 In Indiana, the First Issue of the "Vevay Register" Is Published Vevay, Indiana Journalism Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1825 Daniel Webster Addresses a Crowd of 100,000 as the Cornerstone of the Bunker Hill Monument Is Laid Massachusetts Battle of Bunker Hill Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1851 Ohio Voters Approve the State Constitution Ohio Historic U.S. Documents Ohio Historical Society
1865 President Andrew Johnson Appoints James Johnson Provisional Governor of Georgia Georgia Political and Social Leaders President Andrew Johnson American Civil War Reconstruction University of Georgia
1880 The First Post Office Opens in Melbourne, Florida Melbourne, Florida U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1889 Frederick L. McGhee Is the First African American Admitted to Practice at the Bar of the Minnesota State Supreme Court Minnesota Law African-American Political and Social Leaderx Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical  Society
1895 In New York City, the Harlem River Ship Canal Opens Connecting the Hudson and Harlem Rivers New York City Canals New York Historical Society
1897 The First Official Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association Is Held in Austin Austin, Texas U.S. History Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1899 In Texas, the First of 11 Days of Rain Begins Flooding the Brazos River, Killing 284 People and Leaving Thousands More Homeless Texas Rivers Rivers Flooding Texas State Historical Association
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1914 Mary Lyndon Is the First Woman to Graduate from the University of Georgia Georgia Education Education Women Historic Firsts University of Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1917 The Portuguese Expeditionary Corps See Its First Action on the Western Front Battlefields of Flanders Portugal World War I History Channel
1921 The Board of Trustees of Delaware State University Established a 4-year High School Program for African-American Students Delaware Education Education Delaware State University African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1929 The First Regularly Scheduled Flight from North to South America Departs Miami, Florida for Cartagena, Colombia Colombia Miami, Florida Aviation Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
Eastern Oregon Normal School (Eastern Oregon University) Is Opened in La Grande La Grande, Oregeon Education Eastern Oregon University
1930 Herbert Hoover Signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, Raised Duties on Imports in Hopes of Preserving the Domestic Market for American-Made Goods Herbert Hoover The Great Depression Economics History Channel
1940 French Prime Minister Henri Petain Announces His Intention to Sign an Armistice with the Nazis French Political and Social Leaders Nazi Germany World War II History Channel
British and Allied troops Continue the Evacuation of France France Great Britain World War II History Channel
1941 Water Begins Flowing from the Colorado River to the California Coast via the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct California Colorado River Water Learn California
1942 Four German Saboteurs from a U-boat Lands on Florida's Ponte Vedra Beach Nazi Germany Ponte Vedra Beach Submarines World War II Florida Historical Society
1943 U.S. Secretary of War Advises Missouri Senator Harry Truman Not to Investigate a Secret Atomic Weapon Plant in Pasco, Washington Pasco, Washington President Harry Truman Manhattan Project World War II History Channel
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1953 In Berlin, Soviet Troops Crush a Rebellion by East German Workers and Antigovernment Protesters Berlin, Germany Soviet Union Cold War History Channel
In Alaska, the Military Port of Whittier Is Virtually Destroyed by a $20M Fire Whittier, Alaska Fire Business Alaska Historical Society
1958 Florida Presbyterian College, Now Eckerd College, Is Founded in St. Petersburg, Florida St. Petersburg, Florida Education Eckerd College Florida Historical Society
1965 The Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation Opens the Palo Duro Canyon "Thundering Sounds of the West" Sound and Light Show Texas Stage and Theater Texas State Historical Association
1972 Five Men Are Arrested Breaking into the Democratic National Committee Offices at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Watergate Conspiracy Crime History Channel
1974 A Bomb Explodes at the British Houses of Parliament, Injuring 11 People Great Britain British Parliament Terrorism BBC
1978 President Jimmy Carter and Panama Leader Omar Torrijos Complete Ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty Panama President Jimmy Carter Panama Canal Historic U.S. Documents Georgia Historical Society
1980 British Locations Are Identified for the First US Nuclear Cruise Missiles Great Britain Nuclear Weapons Cold War BBC