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Authors, Poets and Journalists
1936 Lucille Clifton (New York-born African-American Poet) Lucille Clifton Poetry American Women Authors African-American Poetry
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1922 George Walker (Washington, D.C.-born Composer, Pianist: First African-American to Receive Pulitzer Prize for Music) George Walker American Composers 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Music
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
1878 Roy Bedichek (Illinois-born Naturalist, Author) Illinois Scientists & Mathematicians American Authors Birds Texas State Historical Association
Political and Social Leaders
1880 Helen Keller (Alabama-born Pioneer for Persons with Special Needs, Author) Helen Keller Special Needs Education American Authors Alabama State Archives
1928 Rudolph G. "Rudy" Perpich (Governor of Minnesota: 1976 - 1979) Minnesota Political and Social Leaders
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1844 Joseph Smith (Vermont-born Leader of the Mormon Church; Killed by a Mob in Carthage, Illinois) Joseph Smith Carthage, Illinois Mormons
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Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1837 The Milwaukee Sentinel Is Founded as a Weekly Publication by the City's First Mayor, Solomon Juneau Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journalism Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin Historical Society
1844 A Mob in Carthage, Illinois Kills Mormon Leader, Joseph Smith Carthage, Illinois Joseph Smith Mormons Death Illinois Historical Society Ohio Historical Society
1857 Steamship Service Is Established between New Castle, Delaware and Cape May, New Jersey New Castle, Delaware Cape May, New Jersey Steamboats State of Delaware
1862 The 2nd Florida Infantry Regiment Suffers Casualties Fighting at Ellison's Mill, Virginia Florida Military Figures Virginia American Civil War Death Florida Historical Society
President Lincoln Orders That General Fremont be Relieved of Command and His Resignation Accepted General Fremont President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1863 President Lincoln Agrees to Replace General Hooker as Commander of the Army of Potomac with General George G. Meade President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1864 General Sherman Launches a Costly Attack on Confederate Forces at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia Georgia Battle of Kennesaw Mountain History Channel University of Georgia
President Lincoln Accepts the Republican Party Nomination for President of the United States President Abraham Lincoln The American Presidency The Republican Party Lincoln Logs
1865 A New Military Department of Georgia Is Created within the Military Division of Tennessee Georgia Tennessee Reconstruction University of Georgia
1867 A White Mob Runs African-American Teacher, Sarah Owens, Out of Georgetown, Delaware Georgetown, Delaware Education Racism African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1874 700 Plains Indians Attack 29 Settlers Near Adobe Walls in Present Day Hutchinson County, Texas. Hutchinson County, Texas Native American Heritage Westward Expansion War Death Texas State Historical Association
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1914 U.S. Envoy Tries to Reduce Tensions in Europe by Meeting in London with Britain's Foreign Secretary London, England European History World War I History Channel
1918 Suffragist Hortense Sparks Ward Is the First Woman Registered to Vote in Harris County, Texas Harris County, Texas Women's Suffrage Voting Rights Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1932 In Wisconsin, a Fire Destroys One Hangar and Six Airplanes at the Janesville Airport Janesville, Wisconsin Aviation Fire Wisconsin Historical Society
1933 California Delegates Vote 3-1 to Ratify the 21st Amendment, Overturning Prohibition California Voting 21st Amendment Learn California
1940 Nazis Begin Using Enigma to Encode Radio Communications Nazi Germany Radio Puzzles World War II History Channel
1942 The FBI Announces the Capture of 8 Nazi Saboteurs Put Ashore from a Submarine on New York's Long Island New York City Nazi Germany FBI Naval Military History World War II New York Times
1944 U.S. Troops Liberate Cherbourg, France from Nazi Occupation France Nazi Germany World War II History Channel
1947 The Ford Motor Company Is the First Auto Manufacturer to Offer Its Employees a Pension Ford Motor Company Automotives Labor Economics Historic Firsts State of Michigan
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1950 The United Nations Security Council Approves Resolution to Use Armed Force to Repel the North Korean Invaders United Nations Korean War History Channel New York Times
President Truman Orders U.S. Troops to Korea President Harry Truman Korean War History Channel ASian History
1963 President Kennedy Appoints Henry Cabot Lodge Ambassador to Vietnam Vietnam President John F. Kennedy Vietnam War History Channel
President Kennedy Visits Ireland Ireland President John F. Kennedy History Channel BBC
1965 Namu, the World's First Captive Killer Whale Arrives in Elliott Bay for Display at the Private Seattle Marine Aquarium Seattle, Washington Killer Whales Historic Firsts History Link
1971 The Beach Boys and Allman Brothers Provide the Final Performances at New York City's Fillmore East New York City Popular Music New York Historical Society
1974 In Iowa, Duane Arnold Energy Center Begins Operating Duane Arnold  Energy Center Nuclear Power State Historical Society of Iowa
1975 In Minnesota, St. Paul & Minneapolis Taxi Drivers Split from the Teamsters to Establish the Guild of Taxi Drivers and Associated Workers Minnesota Transportation Labor Unions Minnesota Historical Society
1982 The Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-4) Is Launched on a 7-day Mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Shuttle NASA
1991 Yugoslav Military Forces Sweep into Slovenia Slovenia Yugoslavia Cold War BBC
1998 President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin Debate Human Rights, Freedom, Trade and Tibet China President Clinton Human Rights/Civil Rights International Trade New York Times