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Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1908 Leroy Anderson (Massachusetts-born Composer) Massachusetts Composers American Composers
1910 Frank Loesser (New York City-born Songwriter) Fran Loesser American Composers American Musicals
1911 Bernard Herrmann (New York City-born Composer, Conductor) New York City Composers American Composers
1924 Ezra Laderman (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
Military Leaders
1721 Johann De Kalb (German-born Soldier Who Accompanied the Marquis de Lafayette to America; Namesake of DeKalb County, Georgia) German Military Figures DeKalb County, Georgia American Revolution Georgia Historical Society
1922 John Vessey (Minnesota-born Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Reagan) Minnesota Military Figures President Ronald Reagan World War II Vietnam War
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1852 Henry Clay (Virginia-born U.S. Senator from Kentucky) Henry Clay Kentucky Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate
1907 Elisabet Ney (German-American Sculptor) German Artists Texas Artists Artists Texas State Historical Association
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Historic Events of the 1500s that Occurred on this Date
1565 Pedro Menendez de Aviles and a Large Force of Spanish Soldiers and Colonists Set Sail to Drive French Huguenots from Florida Spain France Florida Colonial America Georgia Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1600s that Occurred on this Date
1613 In London, England, the Globe Theatre Burns to the Ground During the First Recorded Production of Shakespeare's Henry VIII London, England William Shakespeare Henry VIII Fire BBC Theatre History
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1767 British Parliament Approves the Townshend Revenue Acts, Imposing Duties on Goods Shipped to America British Government British Parliament Colonial America Taxes American Revolution New York Times
1776 Virginia Adopts a State Constitution with Patrick Henry as Governor Patrick Henry Virginia Constitution Virginia Historical Association
Edward Rutledge, South Carolina Representative to the Continental Congress, Expresses Reluctance to Declare Independence South Carolina Political and Social Leaders Continental Congress Declaration of Independence American Revolution History Channel
1796 In Georgia, Creek Chiefs Sign the Treaty of Colerain Reaffirming They Will Relinquish All Lands East of the Appalachee River Georgia Creek Historic U.S. Documents Georgia Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1816 Indiana's First State Constitution Is Adopted by 43 Delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Corydon Corydon, Indiana Historic U.S. Documents Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1817 Gregor McGregor Captures Florida's Amelia Island in the Name of Mexico, Venezuela and New Granada Mexico Venzuela Amelia Island, Florida Florida Historical Society
1825 Creek Leaders Sign the Broken Arrow Resolution Calling on the U.S. to Return All Land Ceded by the Treaty of Indian Springs Georgia Creek Historic U.S. Documents Georgia Historical Society
1833 An Officer of the Hudson Bay Company Makes the First Recorded Entry of an Earthquake in Washington's Puget Sound Area Puget Sound Earthquakes Historic Firsts History Link
1835 William Travis Raises an Army of 25 Soldiers to Begin Liberating the Mexican State of Texas Mexico Texas Revolution History Channel
1846 The 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment Organizes in Mobile for the Mexican War Mobile, Alabama Mexican-American War Alabama State Archive
1854 The U.S. Congress Authorizes the Practice of Offering Federal Land Grants to Railroads U.S. Congress Railroads Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1862 At Savage's Station, Virginia, Lee's Confederate Troops Inflict Serious Damage by Attacking McClellan's Retreating Union Army Virginia Robert E. Lee Battle of Savage's Station History Channel
1863 George Armstrong Custer Is Appointed to Command the Michigan Cavalry Brigade Michigan Military Figures George Armstrong Custer American Civil War Michigan Historical Center
Dakota Indians Attack the Dustin Farm Near Howard Lake in Wright County, Minnesota, Killing 4 Settlers Wright County, Minnesota Dakota Farming & Agriculture Death Minnesota Historical Society
1899 A Prize Fight in Parkersburg, West Virginia Leads to the Death of One of the Participants Parkersburg, West Virginia Boxing Death West Virginia State Archives
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1905 Archibald "Moonlight" Graham of Shoeless Joe and Field of Dreams Fame Plays in His Only Major League Baseball Game North Carolina Sports Figures Baseball Adult Fiction Film Amazon Internet Movie Database Baseball Encyclopedia Minnesota Historical Society
1906 Congress Passes Hepburn Act Giving President Theodore Roosevelt Power to Regulate Interstate Railroad Fees U.S. Congress President Theodore Roosevelt Railroad Economics Law and Legal Resources History Channel
1915 Austria-Hungary Protests U.S. Sale and Shipment of Munitions Britain and Its Allies Austria Hungary Great Britain World War I History Channel
1928 The Democratic National Convention Concludes in Houston, Having Nominated Catholic, anti-Prohibition Candidate Al Smith Houston, Texas New York Political and Social Leaders Catholicism 1928 Democratic National Convention Texas State Historical Association
1931 A 109F Temperature in Monticello, Florida Sets a State Record Monticello, Florida Temperature Florida Historical Society
Temperatures Reach 110F in Canby, Minnesota Canby, Minnesota Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
1941 Nazi's Capture the Ukrainian City of Lvov, Resulting in Thousands of Civilian Deaths Ukraine Soviet Union Nazi Germany World War II Death History Channel
Washington Radio Station KIRO Begins Broadcasting with a 50,000 Watt Transmitter Washington Media Radio KIRO History Link
1943 President Franklin Roosevelt Writes Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to Help Generate War Support Among the American Scientists President Franklin Roosevelt J. Robert Oppenheimer Manhattan Project World War II History Channel
1946 British Authorities Arrest More Than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an Effort to Control Terrorism Great Britain Judaism Middle East History Terrorism New York Times
1949 In Texas, Residents of Dalworthington Gardens Petition to Have Their Community Incorporated as a Town Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Texas State Historical Association
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower Signs into Law the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways Act U.S. Government President Eisenhower Transportation Historic U.S. Documents Law History Link State of Delaware
American Dramatist Arthur Miller Marries Film Star Marilyn Monroe. Arthur Miller Marilyn Monroe American Authors American Performing Artists Theatre History
1964 The First New Zealand Troops Arrive in Vietnam New Zealand Vietnam War History Channel
1966 The United States Bomb Fuel Storage Facilities Near the North Vietnamese Cities of Hanoi and Haiphong Aviation Military History Vietnam War New York Times
1970 U.S. Ground Combat Troops End Two Months of Operations in Cambodia and Return to South Vietnam Cambodia Vietnam War History Channel
1972 In a 5-4 Decision in Furman v. Georgia the U.S. Supreme Court Rules the Death Penalty to be Arbitrary, Cruel and Unusual Punishment Georgia U.S. Supreme Court Capital Punishment Law Georgia Historical Society
1975 A Tornado Hits Moorhead, Minnesota for the Second Day in a Row Moorhead, Minnesota Tornado Minnesota Historical Society
1978 Alaska's Wood-Tikchik State Park Is Created Alaska Wood-Tikchik State Park Alaska Historical Society
1989 Congress Places Economic Sanctions on China Until the Chinese Improve Their Human Rights Record China U.S. Congress Human Rights/Civil Rights International Trade Cold War History Channel
1993 Governor Zell Miller Purchases the First Ticket for the Georgia Lottery Georgia Education Economics Historic Firsts Georgia Historical Society
1995 The U.S. Postal Service Releases a Set of 20 Civil War Commemorative Stamps U.S. Postal Service American Civil War University of Georgia