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United States: Juneteenth
(Observed on this date annually to commemorate the emancipation of 250,000 slaves in Texas: 06/19/1865)
Galveston, Texas Slavery Emancipation Proclamation American Civil War Juneteenth African American Heritage Texas State Historical Society African American Registry History Link
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1897 Montgomery Barrett (Indiana-born Journalist, Novelist) Indiana Authors American Authors Journalism
Philosopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
1831 John L. Buchanan (Virginia-born President of the University of Arkansas: 1894-1902) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Arkansas Political and Social Leaders Noted Educators University of Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
Political and Social Leaders
1766 Edward Tiffin (English-born First Governor of Ohio) English Political and Social Leaders Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Historicla Society
1905 Rush Dew Holt (U.S. Senator from West Virginia) West Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress West Virginia State Archive
1945 Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma/Myanmar-born 1991 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Aung San Suu Kyi 1991 Nobel Laureate for Peace
Performing Artists
1877 Charles Coburn (Georgia-born Academy Award-Winning Actor) Georgia Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Academy Awards Georgia Historical Society
1934 Gina Rowlands (Wisconsin-born Actress) Wisconsin Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database Wisconsin Historical Society
Sports Figures
1941 Lou Gehrig (New York City-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) New York City Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1786 Nathanael Greene (Rhode Island-born General in the American Revolution) Rhode Island Military Figures American Revolution Valley Forge Historical Society University of Georgia
1937 James M. Barrie (Scottish Dramatist; Author of Peter Pan) James Barrie Young-Adult Authors Plays
1946 Walter A. Sheaffer (Iowa-born Inventor of the World's First Practical Self-Filling Fountain Pen) Iowa Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Sheaffer Pen Des Moines Register
Historic Events of the 1500s that Occurred on this Date
1586 English Colonists Leave Roanoke Island, North Carolina, After Failing to Establish England's First Permanent Settlement in America Great Britain North Carolina Colonia North Carolina New York Times
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1814 Fort Shelby, Wisconsin Is Dedicated in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Forts War of 1812 Wisconsin Historical Society
1843 Georgia's Whig Party Holds Its First State Convention in Milledgeville Milledgeville, Georgia Politics Historic Firsts Georgia Historical Society
1852 By an Act of Congress, the St. Peter's River Is Renamed with Its Original Dakota Name, "Minnesota" Minnesota U.S. Congress Dakota Rivers Minnesota Historical Society
1862 Slavery Is Outlawed in U.S. Territories Slavery Law and Legal Resources New York Times
1864 As It Exits France's Cherbourg Harbor, the CSS Alabama Is Sunk by the USS Kearsarge France Naval Military History Sinking of the CSS Alabama History Channel Alabama State Archive
In Georgia, Confederate Forces Retreat from Pine Mountain and Lost Mountain Toward Marietta Georgia Fall of Atlanta University of Georgia
1865 In Galveston, Union General Gordon Granger Emancipates 250,000 Texas Slaves Galveston, Texas Slavery Emancipation Proclamation American Civil War African American Heritage Texas State Historical Society African American Registry
1873 A Ceremony Is Held for the University of Minnesota's First Two Graduates Minnesota Education Education Historic Firsts University of Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1879 General William Tecumseh Sherman Tells Graduates of the Michigan Military Academy That "War is Hell" Michigan Education General William Tecumseh Sherman War State of Michigan
1885 The French Ship Is're Arrives in New York City, Delivering the Disassembled Parts of the Statute of Liberty France New York City Naval History Statue of Liberty New York Historical Society
1886 William Howard Taft Marries Helen "Nellie" Herron in Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio William Howard Taft History Channel
1890 "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball, " by Poet and Ranchman Larry Chittenden, Is First Published in the Anson Texas Western New Jersey Authors Anson, Texas Poetry Journalism Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
African-American Families in Washington's Puget Sound Region Celebrate the First Juneteenth Observance Washington Slavery Emancipation Proclamation American Civil War African American Heritage History Link
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1912 By Executive Order President William Howard Taft Sets Aside Land for the New Town of Hydaburg, Alaska Hydaburg, Alaska William Howard Taft Alaska Historical Society
1917 Britain's King George V Changes the Royal Family's Germanic Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Surname to Windsor British Political and Social Leaders German Political and Social Leaders British Royal Family World War I History Channel
1919 Texas Congressman Claude B. Hudspeth Calls Mexican President Venustiano Carranza "That Spineless Cactus of Mexico" Mexican Poliitcal and Social Leaders Texas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Latin-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1923 The Seattle Times Fires E. B. White Seattle, Washington E. B. White Journalism American Authors History Link
1934 Congress Passes the Silver Purchase Act, Which Nationalizes Silver Stocks and Called for Silver to Equal 1/3 of the Treasury's Gold Holdings U.S. Congress President Franklin Roosevelt Great Depression Law and Legal Resources Silver Gold History Channel
1942 At the Annual Governor's Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Oregon Governor Earl Snell Expresses Concern About Japan Bombing His State Japan Oregon Columbus, Ohio World War II
1944 United States Scores Major Victory Against Japanese in Battle of the Philippine Sea Japan Naval Military History World War II History Channel
1947 Britain and France Invite 25 European Nations to Develop a Plan for Rebuilding War-Torn Europe Great Britain France European History World War II Library of Congress
Albert Boyd Breaks the 600-mph Barrier, Flying a U.S. F-80 Aircraft over California's Mojave Desert Mojave Desert Aviation Historic Firsts Learn California
In Florida, the Banana River Naval Air Station (now Patrick Air Force Base) Is Dedicated Florida Military Figures Aviation Patrick Air Force Base Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1953 Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Espionage, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Are Put to Death in the Electric Chair Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Cold War Capital Punishment History Channel
1965 In Vietnam, Nguyen Cao Ky Becomes Premiers of the Country's 9th Government in the Last 20 Months Vietnam Political and Social Leaders History Channel
1971 In Columbus, Georgia a Civil Rights Protest over the Firing of 7 African-American Police Officers Turns Violent Columbus, Georgia Law Enforcement Racism Human Rights/Civil Rights Georgia Historical Society
1980 Three Gunmen Attacked the British Embassy in Baghdad Iraq Great Britain Middle East History Terrorism BBC
1986 Milwaukee Wisconsin's Airport Expands to Include International Traffic Milwaukee, Wisconsin Aviation Mitchell International Airport Wisconsin Historical Society