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Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1928 Jacob Druckman (Pennsylvania-born Composer) Pennsylvania Composers American Composers
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1859 Peter Lorre (Hungarian Actor) Hungarian 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
1784 Caesar Rodney (Pennsylvania-born Patriot; Delaware Representative to the Continental Congress) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Delaware Political and Social Leaders Continental Congress History Channel
1938 James Weldon Johnson (Florida-born African-American Poet) Florida Authors Poetry African-American Authors
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Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1700 In Massachusetts, Boston Doctor Zabdiel Boylston Inoculates His Son Against Smallpox Boston, Massachusetts Smallpox African-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1832 Mexican Fort at Velasco Is Surrendered to Texas Colonists Mexico Texas Forts Texas State Historical Association
1834 U.S. Congress Appropriates $7,000 to Survey the Boundary Line Between Minnesota's Ojibwe and Dakota Tribes Minnesota U.S. Congress Native-American Tribes Minnesota Historical Society
U.S. Congress Creates the Green Bay and Wisconsin Land Districts, Opening Much of Present-Day SE Wisconsin for Settlement Wisconsin U.S. Congress Westward Expansion Wisconsin Historical Society
1862 Lee's Unsuccessful Attack on Union Troops at Mechanicsville, Virginia Begins the Seven Days' Battles Mechanicsville, Virginia Battle of  Mechanicsville History Channel
President Lincoln Issues Order to Consolidate Forces to Form the Army of Virginia Virginia President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1864 U.S.S. Norfolk Packet Captures the Blockade Running Sloop, Sarah Mary, Off Florida's Mosquito Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1866 The Iowa State Horticultural Society Is Formed at Iowa City Iowa City, Iowa Botany Iowa State Horticultural Society State Historical Society of Iowa
1896 Ubly, Michigan Is Incorporated Ubly, Michigan State of Michigan
1893 The First Rails of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad Reach the Brevard County Community of Eau Gallie Eau Gallie, Florida Henry Flagler Railroad Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1907 The First Public School Term in Panama City, Florida Ends Panama City, Florida Education Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1908 In Delaware, Trolley Cars Make Their Last Runs over the Middletown/Odessa Tracks Delaware Transportation State of Delaware
1909 A Riot Begins in Grafton, West Virginia, When Striking Railroad Workers Mistake Out-of-Town Horsemen for Scabs Grafton, West Virginia Laobr Strikes Railroad West Virginia State Archive
1917 The First 14,000 Troops of American Expeditionary Force Land in France at the Port of Saint Nazaire France World War I Historic Firsts History Channel
A Mock German Air Attack Is Carried Out over Wilmington, Delaware to Encourage Men to Enlist in the Military Wilmington, Delaware Aviation Military History World War I State of Delaware
1918 Georgia's General Assembly Ratifies the 18th Amendment Establishing National Prohibition Georgia 18th Amendment Substance Abuse University of Georgia
1922 Radio Station WFAA Begins Transmitting in Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas Radio WFAA Radio Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1925 In Washington, Fire Destroys Most of the Mill Town of Monohon (Population 300) Washington Fire History Link
1927 In New York, Coney Island's 3,000' Cyclone Roller Coaster Opens with a 100-Second Ride That Reaches 60 mph New York City Roller Coasters New York Historical Society
1935 U.S. Work Projects Administration Establishes the National Youth Administration U.S. Government Great Depression Texas State Historical Association
1940 Turkey Claims Neutrality Turkey World War II History Channel
The First Paved Street in Fairbanks, Alaska Is Opened to the Public Fairbanks, Alaska Transportation Historic Firsts Alaska historical Society
1945 The United Nations Charter Is Signed by 50 Nations in San Francisco United Nations San Francisco Historic World Documents The Cold War History Channel
1948 The Berlin Airlift Begins Berlin Aviation Military History The Cold War History Channel
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1950 Stan Sayres Shatters the World Speed Record on Water Piloting His Hydroplane Slo-mo-shun IV 160.3235 mph Across Lake Washington Lake Washington Boats and Boating Historic Firsts History Link
1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth Open the St. Lawrence Seaway in an Official Ceremony in Montreal Montreal Canada English Political and Social Leaders Queen Elizabeth President Dwight D. Eisenhower St. Lawrence Seaway Minnesota Historical Society
1963 President Kennedy Visits West Berlin, Declaring: "Ich bin ein Berliner" Berlin President John Kennedy's Berlin Speech The Cold War New York Times BBC
1968 Chief Justice Earl Warren Announces His Intention to Resign from the U.S. Supreme Court Earl Warren U.S. Supreme Court The Cold War New York Times
1972 The U.S. Shifts Its Fighter-Bomber Squadrons from Vietnam to Thailand Thailand Vietnam Aviation Military History The Vietnam War History Channel
1993 U.S. President Bill Clinton Orders Missile Strikes in Baghdad in Retaliation for Iraqi Plot to Assassinate Former President George Bush Iraq President Bill Clinton President George Bush Middle East History History Channel
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2000 International Inspectors Validate That IRA Weapons Have Been Stored in Bunkers Great Britain Terrorism BBC