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1935 Peter Schickele (Iowa-born Composer, Musical Satirist Known as P.D.Q. Bach) Iowa Composers American Composers
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1866 Henry Simms Hartzog (North Carolina-born President of the University of Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist University) North Carolina-born Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note University of Arkansas  Ouachita Baptist University Arkansas History Commission
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1891 Louis Budenz (Indiana-born Labor Advocate, Publisher, Educator) Indiana Political and Social Leaders Labor Journalism Educators of Note
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1920 Juan Antonio Samaranch (Spanish-born Director of the International Olympic Committee) Juan Antonio Samaranch International Olympic Committee
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1945 Driscoll, Clara (Texas-born Preservationist of the Alamo) Texas Political and Social Leaders The Alamo Texas State Historical Association
1953 Maude Adams (Utah-born Actress) Utah Performing Artists Stage & Theater Internet Broadway Database
1959 Billie Holiday (Pennsylvania-born African-American Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Billie Holiday Rock and Roll Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
1961 Ty Cobb (Georgia-born Hall of Fame Baseball Player) Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame Georgia Historical Society
1967 John Coltrane (North Carolina-born African-American Jazz Saxophonist) John Coltrane Jazz African-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1999 Patricia Zipprodt (Chicago-born Tony Award-Winning Costume Designer) Chicago Artists Stage & Theater Tony Awards Internet Movie Database
2009 Walter Cronkite (Missouri-born Journalist) Walter Cronkite Journalism Television
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1781 Yuma Indians Massacre 34 Spanish Soldiers and Colonists Permanently Severing Land Communications Between Mexico and Alta California Spain Mexico California Yuma Westward Expansion Death Latin-American Heritage Learn California
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1817 Cree and Ojibwe Make a Treaty with Lord Thomas Selkirk, Who Hopes to re-Establish a Scottish Colony in Minnesota's Red River Valley Minnesota Native-American Heritage Red River Minnesota Historical Society
1821 In Pensacola, Florida, General Andrew Jackson Formally Accepts U.S. Sovereignty over Florida from Spanish Governor Cavalla Spain Pensacola, Florida Colonial Florida Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1832 In Wisconsin, Construction Is Completed on Ft. Koshkonong (Ft. Atkinson) Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Forts War Wisconsin Historical Society
1853 In Milwaukee, Wisconsin German Immigrants Organize the Turnverein Sports Club Germany Milwaukee, Wisconsin German Immigrants Sports The Turners Wisconsin Historical Society
1863 Arriving in Bermuda, the C.S.S. Florida Exchanges Gun Salutes of Respect with British Forces Bermuda Great Britain Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 In Duval County, Florida, Federal Cavalry Burn Rail Cars Loaded with Iron, Arrest Local Leaders and Confiscate Livestock Duval County, Florida Railroad Iron American Civil War Florida Historical Society
General Sherman's Union Troops Cross the Chattahoochee River into Fulton County, Georgia and Set Up Headquarters Near the River Fulton County, Georgia Chattahoochee River Sherman's March Georgia Historical Society
General J.B. Hood Is Ordered to Replace General Joe Johnston as Commander of Confederate Forces Defending Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Sherman's March Georgia Historical Society
1865 In Texas, the Galveston Medical Society Is Formed Galveston County, Texas Health Care Galveston County Medical Society Texas State Historical Association
1868 The Arkansas School for the Deaf Opens in Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Education Deafness Special Needs Education Arkansas School for the Deaf Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture Arkansas History Commission
1881 Maitland, Florida Is Incorporated Maitland, Florida Florida Historical Society
1897 The Klondike Gold Rush Begins When the Steamship Portland Arrives at Washington's Elliott Bay Carrying "More Than a Ton of Gold" Seattle, Washington Klondike Gold Rush Gold History Link
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1911 Frost Covers North Central Minnesota Minnesota Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
1922 In West Virginia, Striking Miners Launch an Attack on the Brooke County Community of Cliftonville Brooke County, West Virginia Labor Strikes West Virginia State Archives
1945 U.S. President Harry Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin Meet in Potsdam, Germany German Cities Joseph Stalin Winston Churchill World War II History Channel
1947 The Harrington, Delaware Airport Opens for the First Time Harrington, Delaware Aviation State of Delaware
1948 6,000 Dixiecrat Delegates Assemble in Birmingham, Alabama and Select Strom Thurmond as Their Presidential Candidate Birmingham, Alabama Strom Thurmond 1948 Dixiecrat Convention Third-Party Politics Alabama State Archives
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1955 Disneyland Opens in Southern California California Walt Disney Disneyland Internet Movie Database
1956 In New York, the Metropolitan Opera Cancels Its 1956-57 Season After Disputes with the American Guild of Musical Arts New York Metropolitan Opera Opera Labor Strikes Theatre History
1979 Seattle, Washington Hosts Its First Major League Baseball All-Star Game Seattle, Washington Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts History Link
1995 Scott Paper Merges with Kimberly-Clark Business Kimberly-Clark Wisconsin Historical Society
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2001 A Fire at Motiva Refinery in Delaware City, Delaware Ruptures a Tank with 660,000 Gallons of Sulfuric Acid, Killing 1, Injuring 8 Delaware City, Delaware Fire Acids and Bases Death State of Delaware