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Artists, Architects and Designers
1912 Andrew Wyeth (Pennsylvania-born Artist) Andrew Wyeth American Artists
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1895 Oscar Hammerstein II (New York City-born Tony & Academy Award-Winning Lyricist - Member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame) Oscar Hammerstein II American Musicals Tony Awards Academy Awards
Military Leaders
1821 Daniel Harvey Hill (North Carolina-born Confederate General; President of the University of Arkansas: 1877 - 1884) North Carolina-born Military Figures Educators of Note American Civil War University of Arkansas History Channel Arkansas History Commission
Political and Social Leaders
1682 John Percival (Irish-born Charter Member of the Trustees for Colonial Georgia) Irish Political and Social Leaders Georgia Colonial Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1944 Bill McCollum (Florida Member of the U.S. Congress) Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1742 British Settlers in Georgia Abort a Nighttime Surprise Attack on Spanish Forces Great Britain Spain Georgia Colonial Georgia Forts University of Georgia
1749 Executive Council of Virginia Gives the Loyal Company Permission to "take up and survey" 800,000 Acres of Land in Western Virginia Virginia West Virginia West Virginia State Archive
1775 Spanish Explorer Hezeta (Heceta) Goes Ashore at Washington's Point Grenville to Claim America's Pacific Northwest for Spain Spanish Explorers Point Grenville, Washington North American Exploration Naval History Latin-American Heritage History Link
1776 Captain James Cook Departs Plymouth, England to Begin His Third Trip Around the World Captain James Cook Naval History James Cook Society Alaska Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1829 The Confederacy Completes Treaties of Alliance with the Choctaw and Chickasaw Tribes Choctaw Indians Historic U.S. Documents American Civil War History Channel
In Minnesota, Lieutenant Colonel Zachary Taylor Ends His Command at Fort Snelling Minnesota Zachary Taylor Fort Snelling Minnesota Historical Society
1853 The Wisconsin Teachers Association Is Organized in Madison with 8 Educators Participating Madison, Wisconsin Education Wisconsin Education Association Wisconsin Historical Society
1861 President Lincoln Receives Telegram Advising Him of the Union Victory at Rich Mountain Virginia West Virginia President Abraham Lincoln Telegraph Battle of Rich Mountain Lincoln Logs
1862 President Abraham Lincoln Signs the Law to Award a U.S. Army Medal of Honor in the Name of Congress U.S. Congress President Abraham Lincoln U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor Law and Legal Resources American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
President Lincoln Appeals to Border State Congressmen to Support a Compensated Emancipation U.S. Congress President Abraham Lincoln Slavery Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Logs
1863 Confederate Troops Take 200 Union Prisoners in Fighting Near Jackson, Mississippi Jackson, Mississippi Jackson, Mississippi Prisoner of War Florida Historical Society
Morgan's Raiders Destroy the Weapons of the Versailles, Indiana Militia and Steal $5,000 from the County Treasurer's Office Versailles, Indiana John Hunt Morgan Economics American Civil War Indiana Historical Scciety
1864 President Lincoln Watches as Union Troops Defend Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Union Army Forces Finish Rebuilding a 650-foot Wagon Bridge over the Chattahoochee River at Roswell, Georgia Georgia Bridges American Civil War University of Georgia
1870 In Archer County, Texas, Kiowa Indians under Chief Kicking Bird Fend Off a U.S. Cavalry Raid, Killing 3 Soldiers Archer County, Texas Kiowa Indians War Death Texas State Historical Association
8 People Die in New York-City When Irish-American Catholics Attack an Irish-American Protestant Parade Honoring William of Orange Ireland New York City Irish Immigration Religion Death New York Historical Society
1875 Residents of Leesburg, Florida Vote for Incorporation as a City Leesburg, Florida Voting Florida Historical Society
1896 45,000 People Gather in Revere, Massachusetts to Celebrate the Opening of the First Public Beach in the Nation Revere, Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1904 In California, the Position of State Forester Is Created to Protect the State's Trees California Government Trees Earth & Environmental Sciences Learn California
1909 President William Howard Taft Sets the Oregon Caves Aside as a National Monument Oregon Caves President William Howard Taft Caves National Park Service
1915 Allied Forces Fail in Their Sixth and Final Attempt to Capture Achi Baba on Turkey's Gallipoli Peninsula Turkey World War I History Channel
1930 Playing at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota, Bobby Jones Wins His Fourth U.S. Open Golf Championship Edina, Minnesota Bobby Jones Golf Hall of Fame U.S. Open Golf Tournament Time Georgia Historical Society
1943 Russians and Nazis Engage in the Largest Tank Battle in History at Kursk Russia Nazi Germany World War II History Channel
The Baylor College of Medicine Opens in a Former Sears, Roebuck Store in Houston, Texas Houston, Texas Education Health Care Baylor College of Medicine Texas State Historical Association
1949 Ohio Inventor, Frederick McKinley Jones, Receives a Patent for a Refrigerated Truck Ohio Scientists & Mathematicans Inventors and Inventions Patents & Trademarks Transportation Accelerate U. Ohio Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1957 Dwight Eisenhower Is the First President to Ride in a Helicopter President Eisenhower The American Presidency Helicopters Historic Firsts History Channel
1965 Lieutenant Frank Reasoner of Kellogg, Idaho Is the First U.S. Marine to Earn the Medal of Honor for Action in Vietnam Kellogg, Idaho U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War Historic Firsts History Channel
1972 George McGovern Wins the Democratic Presidential Nomination at the Party's Convention in Miami Beach Miami Beach, Florida George McGovern Democratic Party New York Times
1974 Four Women From Flint Are the First to Join the Michigan National Guard Flint, Michigan Women in the Military Michigan National Guard Historic Firsts Michigan History Center
1990 Boris Yeltsin, President of the Republic of Russia, Announces His Resignation from the Communist Party Boris Yeltsin Soviet Union Cold War History Channel BBC
1993 Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard Premieres at the Adelphi Theatre in London Andrew Lloyd Webber American Musicial Theatre History
1994 Bill Clinton Is First U.S. President to Visit the Eastern Sector of Berlin Since President Truman Berlin, Germany President Bill Clinton New York Times
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date