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Authors, Poets and Journalists
1905 Lillian Hellman (New Orleans-born Playwright, Director) New Orleans Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1819 Jacques Offenbach (German-born French Cellist, Operetta Composer) German Composers Composers Opera
Military Leaders
1899 Jean Moulin (French World War II Resistance Hero) French Military Figures World War II
Political and Social Leaders
1899 Peter Early (North Carolina-born Georgia Governor, Member of the U.S. Congress) North Carolina Political abd Social Leaders Georgia Political abd Social Leaders U.S. Congress University of Georgia
1926 Lee Dreyfus (Governor of Wisconsin) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
Performing Artists
1909 Errol Flynn (Australian Actor) Australian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1827 Thomas Worthington (West Virginia-born Governor of Ohio; Member of the U.S Congress) West Virginia Political and Social Leaders Ohio Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1732 Charter Is Finalized Establishing the Colony of Trustee Georgia England Georgia Colonial Georgia 1732 Charter University of Georgia
1740 Oglethorpe Begins Bombardment and Demands the Surrender of the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida James Oglethorpe Spain St. Augustine, Florida Colonial America Forts Death War Georgia Historical Society
1782 Congress Adopts the Great Seal of the United States U.S. Congress Great Seal History Channel
1793 Eli Whitney Applies for His Patent of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney Inventors and Inventions Cotton Gin Patents and Trademarks University of Georgia
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1803 New York City's Common Council Requires the Display of Street Names and the Numbering of Houses as Necessary New York City Housing Transportation Law New York Historical Society
1814 The British Frigate Nieman Arrives with 60 Men at Delaware's Indian River to Steal Provisions and Burn Ships Great Britain Delaware Rivers War of 1812 State of Delaware
1816 The First Troops Arrive at Wisconsin's Fort Crawford Erected Behind the Main Village of Prairie du Chien Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Forts Wisconsin Historical Society
1819 The Savannah Completes Its 29-day Voyage as the First Steamship to Cross the Atlantic Ocean Liverpool, England Savannah, Georgia Steamboat Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1837 In Greencastle, Indiana, the Cornerstone Is Laid for the First Building at DePauw University Greencastle,  Indiana Education DePauw University Indiana Historical Society
1850 New Mexico Voters Approve a Constitution in a First Attempt to Achieve Statehood New Mexico Historic U.S. Documents Voting New Mexico Magazine
1852 Fort Clark Is Established at Las Moras Springs in Kinney County, Texas Kinney County, Texas Forts Texas State Historical Association
1861 President Lincoln Suspends writ of habeas corpus in Case of Major William H. Chase, Charged with Treason President Abraham Lincoln writ of habeas corpus U.S. Constitution Lincoln Logs
1862 U.S.S. Beauregard Captures the Blockade Runner Lucy off Florida's Deadman's Point Key Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 West Virginia Is Admitted as the 35th State in the Union West Virginia United States American Civil War Library of Congress History Channel West Virginia State Archives
1870 Texas Senator Marmion Bowers Opposes Governor Edmund Davis' Newly Legislated Right to Declare Martial Law Texas Government Law Texas State Historical Association
1898 Mount Greylock Is Established as the First State Park in Massachusetts Mount Greylock Parks U.S. Mountains Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1905 Dwight B. Huss Enters Oregon's Willamette Valley While Making the First Transcontinental Automobile Trip Oregon Automotives Historic Firsts
1911 In Madison, Wisconsin, Workers at the Andrus Asphalt Company Go on Strike for Higher Wages Madison, Wisconsin Labor Strikes Business Wisconsin Historical Society
1919 Germany's Cabinet Resigns Rather Than Accept the Terms Presented by the Versailles Peace Conference German Government Versaille Peace Treaty World War I History Channel
1940 Pan American Airways Begins Air Mail Service between Fairbanks, Alaska and Seattle, Washington Fairbanks, Alaska Seattle, Washiington Aviation U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1943 British Perform the First "Shuttle Bombing" Raid, Attacking Sites in Germany and Italy Great Britain Germany Italy Aviation Military History Historic Firsts World War II History Channel
Race Riots Erupt in Detroit, Michigan, Resulting in 34 Deaths and Millions of Dollars of Damage Detroit, Michigan Racism Economics Death African-American Heritage State of Michigan
1948 In New York City, Columbia Records' New 33 1/3 rpm Long Playing (LP) Vinyl Record Is First Demonstrated for the Press New York City History of Technology Historic Firsts American Public Media
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1957 In Moorhead, Minnesota a Tornado Leaves 10 People Dead and More Than 100 Injured Moorhead, Minnesota Tornado Death Minnesota Historical Society
1963 United States and Soviet Union Agree to Establish a "Hot Line" Communication System Between the Two Nations Soviet Union Telephone Cold War History Channel
1970 David Kunst Leaves Waseca, Minnesota on a 4-year Journey as the First Person to Walk Around the World Waseca, Minnesota Hiking Minnesota Historical Society
1976 Westerners Are Evacuated from Beirut, Lebanon Lebanon Middle East History BBC