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Artists, Architects and Designers
1822 Felix Octavius Carr Darley (Pennsylvania-born Illustrator) Pennsylvania Artists American Artists
Political and Social Leaders
1870 Adolph O. Eberhart (Swedish-born 17th Governor of Minnesota) Swedish Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders
1937 Martti Ahtisaari (President of Finland; 2008 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Finnish Political and Social Leaders 2008 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1948 Clarence Thomas (Georgia-born African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court) Clarence Thomas U.S. Supreme Court African-American Political and Social Leaders
Performing Artists
1927 Bob Fosse (Chicago-born Choreographer, Director) Chicago Performing Artists Dance American Musicals Internet Movie Database Internet Broadway Database
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2003 Maynard Jackson (Texas-born African-American Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia) Texas Political and Social Leaders Atlanta, Georgia African-American Political and Social Leaders
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Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1776 British Commodore Sir Peter Parker Prepares for a Naval Attack on Charleston, South Carolina Great Britain Charleston, South Carolina Revolutionary  War History Channel
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1802 The Town of Jeffersonville Is Platted by William Henry Harrison, First Governor of the Indiana Territory Jeffersonville, Indiana William Henry Harrison Indiana Historcial Society
1819 A Provisional Texas Government Headed by James Long Declares Independence from Spain Spain Texas Texas Revolution Latin-American Heritage Texas State Historcial Association
1831 The State Legislature Authorizes the Massachusetts Horticultural Society to Purchase Land for Rural Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, Massachusetts Death Botany Massachusetts Horticultural Society Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1845 A Special Session of the Legislature of Texas Votes in Favor of Annexation by the United States Texas United States Library of Congress
James A. Berthelot of Tallahassee Is Elected as the First President of the Florida State Senate Florida Government Elections Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1862 Robert E. Lee and His Commanders Make Plans for the Seven Days' Battles Robert E. Lee American Civil War History Channel
The U.S.S. Pursuit Captures the Confederate Sloop Kate Off the Florida Coast Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1865 Cherokee Stand Watie Is the Last Confederate General to Surrender His Forces Georgia Military Figures Stand Watie American Civil War University of Georgia
1881 Hawthorne, Florida Is Incorporated Hawthorne, Florida Florida Historical Society
1892 The Democratic Convention in Chicago Nominates Former President Grover Cleveland on the First Ballot Chicago Grover Cleveland The American Presidency Voting Democratic National Party New York Times
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1900 In California, the First Automobile Enters Yosemite National Park California Automotives Yosemite National Park Historic Firsts Learn California
1909 A Ford Model T Arrives in Seattle from New York City Completing the First Transcontinental Automobile Race in 23 Days Seattle, Washington New York City Automotive Race Historic Firsts History Link
1911 John Schwister Flies Wisconsin's First Homemade Airplane Wisconsin Aviators Aviation Historic Firsts Wisconsin
1915 The Italian Army Attacks Austro-Hungarian Positions Near the Isonzo River in the Eastern Section of the Italian Front Italy Austria Hungary World War I History Channel
1927 North Dakota's Sioux County Pioneer Newspaper Reports President Calvin Coolidge Will be "Adopted" into a Sioux Tribe North Dakota President Calvin Coolidge Journalism Sioux Indians History Channel
1931 Wiley Post and Harold Gatty Take Off on an 8-day Flight Around the World Texas Aviators and Explorers Aviation History Texas State Historcial Association
1933 The Seattle Art Museum Opens Seattle, Washington Art Art Museums Seattle Art Museum History Link
1938 More Than 30,000 People Attend the Opening of Marineland Near St. Augustine, Florida St. Augustine, Florida Fish Official Web site Florida Historical Society
1940 Adolph Hitler Takes a Tour of Paris Paris Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler World War II History Channel
1944 A Tornado Strikes North Central West Virginia, Killing More Than 100 People West Virginia Tornado Death West Virginia State Archive
1947 U.S. Congress Overrides President Truman's Veto of the Taft-Hartley Act U.S. Congress President Harry Truman Labor Laws and Legal Resources New York Times
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1950 Northwest Airlines Flight 2501 Disappears over Lake Michigan, Flying from New York to Seattle with 58 Passengers and Crew Aboard New York Seattle, Washington Lake Michigan Air Disasters Death Wisconsin
1956 99.95% of Egyptian Voters Elect Gamal Abdel Nasser as the First President of the Republic of Egypt Egyptian Political and Social Leaders Elections Middle East History History Channel
1959 Klaus Fuchs, a German-born Nuclear Scientist and Soviet Spy, Is Released from a British Prison German Scientists & Mathematicians Great Britain Nuclear Weapons Cold War Prison History Channel
1963 Over 12,000 People Join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, in a Civil Rights March through Detroit, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage State of Michigan
1964 President Johnson Announces General Maxwell Taylor as the New Ambassador to South Vietnam Vietnam President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War History Channel
1967 U.S. President Lyndon Johnson Meets Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for a 3-Day Summit Soviet Union Glassboro, New Jersey President Lyndon Johnson Cold War History Channel
1969 Warren E. Burger Is Sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court New York Times
1972 President Nixon Signs the Higher Education Act That Includes Title IX Equality Provision for Women in College Sports President Richard Nixon Women's Equality Sports Law & Legal Resources History Channel
Hurricane Agnes Hits Florida and Will Kill 25 People Florida Hurricanes Death Florida Historical Society
1973 Presidential Advisor H.R. Haldeman Tells Richard Nixon to Keep the FBI Out of the Watergate Burglary Investigation President Richard Nixon Watergate Affair The FBI History Channel
1983 Pope John Paul II Holds a Private Meeting with the Founder of Solidarity, Lech Walesa, on a Visit to Poland Lech Walesa Pope John Paul II Labor The Cold War BBC
1988 The Washington State Convention & Trade Center Opens in Seattle Seattle, Washington Business Washington State Convention & Trade Center History Link
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2000 The Former Atlanta, Georgia Residence of African-American Entrepreneur Alonzo Herndon Is Designated a National Historic Landmark The Herndon House Business African-American Heritage Georgia Historical Society