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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1899 E.B. White (New York-born Children's Author, Essayist) E.B. White Primary Children's Author
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1925 Mattiwilda Dobbs (Georgia-born African-American Operatic Soprano) Georgia Performing Artists Opera African-American Performing Artists Georgia Historical Society
Political and Social Leaders
1767 John Quincy Adams (Massachusetts-born 6th President of the United States) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders John Quincy Adams American Presidency
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1593 Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian Resniassance Artist) Giuseppe Arcimboldo Renaissnace Artists
1838 James Collinsworth (Tennessee-born Candidate for President of the Republic of Texas) Tennessee Political and Social Leaders Republic of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1879 William Allen (North Carolina-born Governor of Ohio, U.S. Senator) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Ohio Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Architect of the Capitol Ohio Historical Society
1937 George Gershwin (New York City-born Composer) George Gershwin American Composers
1989 Laurence Olivier (English Academy Award-Winning Actor, Director, Producer) Laurence Olivier Actors Film 1949 Academy Award for Best Actor in Hamlet Internet Movie Database
2008 Michael DeBakey (Louisiana-born Cardiovascular Suregon) Louisiana Scientists & Mathematicians Health Care The Heart Houston Chronicle BBC
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Historic Events of the 1500s that Occurred on this Date
1598 Juan de Oņate and About 200 Colonists Occupy San Juan Pueblo (Ohkay Owingeh), Establishing the First New Mexico Capital Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico Native-American Heritage Westward Expansion Historic Firsts New Mexico Magazine
Historic Events of the 1600s that Occurred on this Date
1656 The First Quaker Colonists Land at Boston Boston, Masachusetts Quakers Historic Firsts History Channel
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1733 A Shipload of 42 Jewish Immigrants from Europe Arrive at the New Settlement of Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia Judaism Immigration University of Georgia
1742 English Settlers in Georgia Repel a Spanish Attack on Fort Frederica England Spain Georgia Colonial Georgia Forts University of Georgia
1751 12 Families Are Assigned Family Plots for Homes, Gardens and Wheat on the Las Trampas, New Mexico Land Grant Las Trampas, New Mexico Farming & Agriculture Westward Expansion New Mexico Magazine
1761 Phillis Wheatley is Bought as a Slave in Boston, Massachusetts Phillis Wheatley Boston, Massachusetts Slavery Poetry African-American Authors Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1782 British Officers Formally Surrender, Ending the American Revolution in Georgia Great Britain Savannah, Georgia American Revolution History Channel University of Georgia
1796 The Stars and Stripes Replaces the British Flag over Detroit, Michigan Detroit, Michigan American Revolution State of Michigan
1798 The U.S. Marine Corps Is Created by an Act of Congress Congress U.S. Marine Corps New York Times
President John Adams Signs an Act of Congress Establishing the U.S. Marine Band to Assist in Recruiting Congress President John Adams U.S. Marine Corps Musicians U.S. Marine Band American Public Media
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1804 Aaron Burr Fatally Wounds Alexander Hamilton in a Duel Fought on the Heights of Weehawken, New Jersey Alexander Hamilton Aaron Burr Gun Control Library of Congress
1839 Ebenezar G. Whiting Is Issued Patent #1232 for His Improved Plow, the First Patent Issued to a Wisconsin Resident Wisconsin Scientists & Mathematicians Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1853 In Wisconsin, a Protest Turns Violent When 300-400 Immigrant German Laborers Demand Payment From the La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad Germany Wisconsin Business German Immigrants Labor Job Actions Railroad Wisconsin Historical Society
1861 Union Victory at the Battle of Rich Mountain Secures the Region and Ensures the Eventual Creation of West Virginia Virginia West Virginia Battle of Rich Mountain History Channel West Virginia State Archives
1863 General Robert Schenck, Union Commander in Baltimore, Places Delaware under Martial Law Delaware American Civil War Law State of Delaware
Frost Is Reported on the Ground Near St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Temperature Minesota Historical Society
1864 Confederate Forces Led by General Jubal Early Attack Washington, D.C as President Lincoln Watches Washington, D.C. President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War New York Times Lincoln Logs
Union Army Engineers Begin Rebuilding a 650' Wooden Bridge Across the Chattahoochee River at Roswell, Georgia Georgia Railroads Bridges American Civil War University of Georgia
A Landing Party from U.S.S. James L. Davis Destroys Confederate Salt Works Near Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1867 Florida's First Statewide Convention of the Republican Party Is Held in Tallahassee Tallahassee, Florida Florida Republican Party Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1877 185 Delegates Convene in Atlanta to Draft a New Georgia State Constitution Georgia State Constitution Historic U.S. Documents University of Georgia
1884 Grover Cleveland Is Nominated for President at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois Grover Cleveland 1884 Democratic National Convention Democratic National Party State of Delaware
1885 The Boston "Promenade" Orchestra (the Boston "Pops") Performs for the First Time at the Old Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Masachusetts Classical Musicians Historic Firsts Boston Pops American Public Media
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1903 A Temperature of 26°F is Recorded at Minnesota's Leech Lake Dam Leech Lake, Minnesota Temperature Minesota Historical Society
1905 W.E.B. Du Bois Leads a 3-day Meeting in Canada Called the Niagara Movement - the Forerunner of the NAACP Canada W.E.B. Du Bois NAACP African-American Heritage University of Buffalo Georgia Historical Society
1916 President Woodrow Wilson Signs the Federal Aid Road Act President Woodrow Wilson Transportation Law History Link
1918 German Command Completes Plans for a Final Offensive on the Western Front Germany World War I History Channel
1919 A Race Riot in Longview, Texas Results in Martial Law and 30 Arrests, But No Deaths Longview, Texas Racism Texas State Historical Association
1921 Mongolia Becomes the World's Second Socialist Nation, Declaring Its Independence from China. Mongolia China Asian History
Wisconsin Governor John J. Blaine Signs the Nation's First Law Guaranteeing Women the Same Legal Rights as Men Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Women Civil Rights/Human Rights Law Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1922 The Los Angeles Philharmonic Performs the Opening Concert at the Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California Classical Musicians Historic Firsts Hollywood Bowl American Public Media
1940 Leonard Bernstein Makes His First Appearance as Conductor of a Professional Orchestra with the Boston Pops Leonard Bernstein Classical Musicians Historic Firsts Boston Pops American Public Media
1945 Soviets Announce They Will Hand Over Control of West Berlin to British and American Forces Berlin, Germany Soviet Union Great Britain World War II Cold  War History Channel
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1952 In Chicago, the Republican National Convention Nominates Dwight Eisenhower for President and Richard Nixon for Vice President Chicago, Illinois Dwight Eisenhower Richard Nixon Republican Party New York Times
1966 86% of Americans Polled Feel U.S. Bombing Raids Will Hasten the End of the Vietnam War Aviation Military History Vietnam War I History Channel
1977 President Jimmy Carter Posthumously Awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Martin Luther King, Jr. President Jimmy Carter Martin Luther King, Jr. The American Presidency African-American Political and Social Leaders Georgia Historical Society
1995 Bosnian Serbs Seize Control of United Nations "Safe Area" of Srebrenica after Dutch Peacekeepers Are Forced to Withdraw United Nations Bosnia BBC
President Bill Clinton Establishes Full Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam Vietnam Bill Clinton History Channel
1998 The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band, America's Oldest Professional Musical Organization, Marks its 200th anniversary U.S. Marine Corps Musicians U.S. Marine Band American Public Media
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date