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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1850 Daniel Carter Beard (Ohio-born Children's Author, Illustrator; a Founder of the Boy Scouts of America) Ohio Authors Young-Adult Authors American Artists Boy Scouts of America
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1905 Jean-Paul Sartre (French Existentialist Playwright Awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize for Literature) French Authors Plays 1964 Nobel Prize for Literature
Artists, Architects and Designers
1859 Henry Ossawa Tanner (Pennsylvania-born African-American Artist) Henry Ossawa Tanner American Artists African-American Artists
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1862 Henry Holden Huss (New Jersey-born Pianist, Composer) New Jersey Composers American Composers
Political and Social Leaders
1859 Percy Eugene Foreman (Texas-born Trial Lawyer) Texas Political and Social Leaders Law Texas State Historical Association
1884 John Wellborn Martin (24th Governor of Florida) Florida Political and Social Leaders
Performing Artists
1921 Jane Russell (Minnesota-born Actress) Minnesota Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1893 Leland Stanford (New York-born California Business Leader, U.S. Senators, Founder of Stanford University) Leland Stanford California Business Leaders American Business Leaders Educators of Note U.S. Congress Stanford University
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1740 Spanish Governor Manuel de Montiano Rejects James Oglethorpe's Demand to Surrender the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida James Oglethorpe Spain St. Augustine, Florida Colonial America Forts War Georgia Historical Society
1754 In London, the King and Council Approve a New Seal for Georgia to Reflect Its Status as a Royal Colony England Georgia British Monarchy Colonial Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1779 Spain Declares War on Great Britain Spain Great Britain American Revolution Texas State Historcial Association
1781 Virginia's General Assembly Requests the Governor to Pardon Participants in Claypool's Rebellion Virginia General Assembly American Revolution West Virginia State Archive
1788 New Hampshire Is the 9th and Last State Required to Ratified the U.S. Constitution New Hampshire U.S. Constitution History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1810 In Louisville, Kentucky, Zachary Taylor Marries Margaret Smith in Her Sister's Log House Louisville, Kentucky Zachary Taylor History Channel
1845 Launched at Matagorda, Texas, the Kate Ward Is the First Steamboat to Operate on the Colorado River Matagorda, Texas Colorado River Steamboats Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1846 The First Issue of the Whig Banner Is Published in Palatka, Florida Palatka, Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1856 The First Vessel Departs Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Europe Liverpool, England Milwaukee, Wisconsin Naval History Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1865 President Andrew Johnson Appoints Lewis Parsons Provisional Governor of Alabama Alabama Government President Andrew Johnson Alabama State Archives
1887 The City of Welaka Is Incorporated by the Florida Legislature Welaka, Florida Florida Historical Society
1890 President Benjamin Harrison Reserves Indian River Park in Sitka, Alaska from the Land Laws Sitka, Alaska Native-American Heritage Rivers Sitka National Historic Park Alaska Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1910 Richard Milhous Nixon Marries Pat Ryan Richard Nixon History Channel
1916 Mexican Government Troops Attack General Pershing's U.S. Force at Carrizal, Mexico Mexico World War I History Channel
1921 The Wisconsin Legislature Passes the Nation's First Bill Ensuring That Women Have the Same Legal Rights as Men Wisconsin Government Women Human Rights/Civil Rights Law Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1925 Socialist and Labor Activist, Eugene Debs, Speaks to a Crowd of 5,000 People at a Minneapolis, Minnesota Rally Minneapolis, Minnesota Eugene Debs Labor Unions Minnesota Historical Society
1941 The Weyerhaeuser Timber Company Dedicates the Nation's First Tree Farm in Grays Harbor County, Washington Grays Harbor County, Washington Trees Earth & Environmental Science Business Historic Firsts Weyerhaeuser History Link
1942 30,000 Allied Troops Surrender to Nazis in Tobruk, Libya Libya Nazi Germany World War II Prisoners of War History Channel
1944 In Wisconsin, Camp Janesville Is Established When 250 German Prisoners of War Arrive to Help Harvest Vegetables Germany Janesville, Wisconsin Prisoners of War World War II Wisconsin Historical Society
1945 Japanese Troops Surrender the Pacific Island of Okinawa to the United States Battle of  Okinawa World War II Library of Congress BBC
1949 Southern Wisconsin's First Outdoor, Drive-in Movie Opens in Janesville Janesville, Wisconsin Automotives Film Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1951 Trap Pond Becomes Delaware's First State Park Trap Pond State Park Parks Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1963 France Withdraws Its Navy from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) France NATO Naval Military History History Channel
1966 In Oregon, Interstate 5 Is Opened between Ashland and Yrek Oregon Transportation
1973 The United States Hockey Hall of Fame Opens in Eveleth, Minnesota Eveleth, Minnesota United States Hockey Hall of Fame Minnesota Historical Society
1978 Four Die in a Belfast Crossfire Between Provisional IRA Bombers and British Security Forces Northern Irleand Great Britain Death Terrorism BBC
1982 The Florida Senate, Meeting in Special Session, Declines to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment Florida Government Women Human Rights/Civil Rights U.S. Constitution Florida Historical Society
1983 17" of Rain Fall in Forest City, Minnesota Forest City, Minnesota Storms Minnesota Historical Society
1985 Scientists Announce the Skeletal Remains of Nazi War Criminal Josef Mengele Have Been Exhumed in Brazil Brazil Nazi Germany World War II War Crimes New York Times
1993 The Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-57) Is Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida for a 9-day Mission Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Shuttle NASA Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2000 President Clinton Posthumously Awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to William Kenzo Nakamura Washington Military Figures President Bill Clinton U.S. Military Figures World War II Asian-American Military Figures History Link
2001 13 Saudis and a Lebanese Are Convicted for a 1996 Bombing That Killed 19 American Servicemen in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Lebanon Law and Legal Resources Terrorism New York Times