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Philosopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
1841 Wesley Connor (South Carolina-born Father of Deaf Education in Georgia) South Carolina Political and Social Leaders Georgia Political and Social Leaders Educators of  Note Deafness Georgia Historical Society
Political and Social Leaders
1829 Isaac Stephenson (Canadian-American U.S. Senator from Wisconsin) Canadian Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1877 Otis Wingo (Tennessee-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Arkansas) Tennessee Political and Social Leaders Arkansas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Arkansas History Commision
1884 Edouard Daladier (French Premier; Signed the Munich Pact in 1938) French Political and Social Leaders World War II
1917 Judson Clements (Georgia-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Georgia Historical Society
Performing Artists
1942 Paul McCartney (English Singer, Composer; Member of the Beatles) Paul McCartney Popular Musicians Composers The Beatles Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1945 Simon Bolivar Buckner (Kentucky-born U.S. General Killed in Okinawa) Okinawa Kentucky Military Figures World War II
1954 Albert Patterson (Alabama Democratic Party Nominee for State Attorney General: Assassination) Alabama Political and Social Leaders Politics Crime Alabama State Archive
1959 Ethel Barrymore (Pennsylvania-born Stage Actress) Pennsylvania Performing Artists American Performing Artists Internet Brodway Database
2010 José Saramago (Portuguese Author: 1998 Nobel Laureate for Literature) José Saramago Authors 1998 Nobel Laureate for Literature
Historic Events of the 1500s that Occurred on this Date
1541 Spanish Explorer Henando de Soto Crosses the Mississippi River into Present-Day Arkansas Henando de Soto Arkansas North American Explorers Arkansas History Commision
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1778 After Nearly Nine Months of Occupation, 15,000 British Troops Evacuate Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Great Britain Philadelphia, Pennsylvania American Revolution History Channel
1798 President John Adams Passes the Naturalization Act, the First of Four Alien and Sedition Acts President James Adams Laws and Legal Resources Historic U.S. Documents History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1807 Georgia and North Carolina Agree to Recognize 35°N as the Mutual Boundary of the Two States Georgia North Carolina University of Georgia
1812 U.S. President James Madison Signs a Declaration of War Against Great Britain Great Britain President James Madison War of 1812 Library of Congress History Channel
1836 The Beaver Is Launched from Fort Vancouver, Washington as the First Steamboat to Operate on the Puget Sound Vancouver, Washington Steamships Historic Firsts History Link
1841 In California, John Sutter Is Granted 33 Square Miles of Land Near Sacramento Where He Will Build His Mill Sacramento, California California Gold Rush Learn California
1847 English Building Contractor, William Willim, Receives the First Known U.S. Citizenship Papers Granted in Minnesota England Minnesota Immigration Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1855 The Steamship Illinois Is the First Ship to Pass through the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Steamships Soo Locks Historic Firsts State of Michigan Minnesota Historical Society
1861 President Lincoln Receives the First Telegraph from a Hot Air Balloon Aloft President Abraham Lincoln Telegraph Hot Air Balloon Historic Firsts Lincoln Logs
1862 Seven Hijackers of the General Locomotive Executed by Hanging Outside of Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Railroad Capital Punishment American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1863 The Federal Schooner, John S. Chamber, Captures the British Blockade Runner Rebekah West of Florida's Charlotte Harbor Florida's Charlotte Harbor Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
The U.S.S. Tahoma Captures the British Blockade Runner Harriet Near Florida's Anclote Keys Florida's Anclote Keys Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1876 In Texas, Charles Goodnight and John G. Adair Draw Up the Contract for the JA Ranch Texas Business Farming & Agriculture Business Texas State Historical Association
1885 The Indiana State Supreme Court Upholds an 1867 Law Providing Tax Support for Free Public Schools Indiana Education Education Economics Law Indiana Historical Society
1893 In Minnesota, the Towns of Virginia, Merritt, and Mountain Iron Are Destroyed in a Forest Fire Minnesota Trees Fire Minnesota Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1909 North of Santa Fe, New Mexico, 111 Landowners Transform the Jacona Land Grant from a Community to a Private Grant New Mexico Economics New Mexico Magazine
1915 French Troops Halt Attacks on the German Trenches in the French Artois Region France Germany World War I History Channel
1916 4th Alabama Infantry Assembles to Prepare Support for General Pershing's Hunt for Mexican Revolutionary Bandit Pancho Villa Pancho Villa Alabama Military Figures War Alabama State Archive
1919 Florida's First Kiwanis Club Is Organized in Tampa Tampa, Florida Kiwanis Club Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1934 U.S. Congress Passes the Indian Reorganization Act, Giving Native Americans the Right to Govern Themselves on a Tribal Basis U.S. Congress Native American Heritage Law Minnesota Historical Society
1939 A Tornado Kills 9 and Injures 222 in the Anoka, Minnesota Area Anoka, Minnesota Tornado Death Minnesota Historical Society
1940 Prime Minister Winston Churchill Urges British to Persevere so That Future Generations Will Say, "This was their finest hour." British Political and Social Leaders Winston Churchill World War II New York Times
Hitler and Mussolini Meet in Munich Benito Mussolini Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler World War II History Channel
1945 General Dwight Eisenhower Addresses a Joint Session of Congress U.S. Congress Dwight Eisenhower World War II New York Times
U.S. General Simon Bolivar Buckner Is Killed in Okinawa Okinawa Kentucky Military Figures World War II Death Alaska Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1950 The 42nd Annual Governors Conference Begins in at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia The States West Virginia State Archives
1953 Martin Luther King Jr. Marries Coretta Scott at Her Parents Home in Marion, Alabama with King's Father Conducting the Ceremony Coretta Scott King Martin Luther King Jr Georgia Historical Society
1954 Alabama Democratic Party Nominee for State Attorney General, Albert Patterson, Is Assassinated Alabama Political and Social Leaders Politics Crime Death Alabama State Archive
1956 Speaking at a London News Conference, Former U.S. President, Harry Truman, Rejects Suggestions of Soviet Reform London, England Soviet Union President Harry Truman The Cold War BBC
1965 B-52's Are First Used to Bomb Vietnam Aviation Military History Historic Firsts Vietnam War History Channel
1966 U.S. General Westmoreland Requests More Troops for Vietnam Vietnam War History Channel
1971 Southwest Airlines Begins Service with Its First Flight From Love Field in Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas Aviation Business Historic Firsts Southwest Airlines Texas State Historical Association
1979 Meeting in Vienna, Austria, President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev Sign the SALT-II Agreement Limiting Nuclear Weapons Austria Leonid Brezhnev President Jimmy Carter Nuclear Weapons The Cold War History Channel BBC
1983 Aboard the Space Shuttle, Dr. Sally Ride Is the First American Woman in Space Sally Ride Space Exploration Astronauts American Women Explorers and Pioneers Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1990 German Church Files Suit in Texas U.S. District court to Recover Artifacts From Former American Soldier Germany Texas Religion Art Law World War II Texas State Historical Association
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2002 A Palestinian Detonates a Nail-Studded Bomb in a Jerusalem Bus, Killing 19 Passengers and Himself Israel Transportation Middle East History Terrorism Death New York Times