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1906 Clifford Odets (Pennsylvania-born Playwright) Pennsylvania Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database
1969 Elizabeth Gilbert (Connecticut-born Author) Elizabeth Gilbert
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1913 Karl F. Rolvaag (Governor of Minnesota) Minnesota  Political and Social Leaders
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1610 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italain Painter) Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Artists
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1835 Governor Fulton Calls for a Regiment to Protect Arkansas' Western Frontier Arkansas Westward Expansion Arkansas History Commission
1841 The 18-gun U.S. Navy Sloop USS Peacock Wrecks on the North Side of the Mouth of the Columbia River Washington Naval Military History Columbia River History Link
1845 The Florida Legislature Authorizes the Secretary of State to Establish a State Library Florida Government Libraries Florida State Library Florida Historical Society
1862 In Newburgh, Indiana, 2 People Are Executed for Assisting in a Confederate Raid of the Town Earlier in the Day Newburgh, Indiana Capital Punishment American Civil War Indiana Historical Society
1863 The U.S.S. Sagamore, a Union Gunboat, Destroys a Confederate Starch Mill at Cape Florida Cape Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 General Sherman Issues Orders for Advancing Toward Atlanta and Destroying Confederate Railroad Lines Georgia Railroads Sherman's March Georgia Historical Society
General J.B. Hood Replaces General Joe Johnston as Commander of Confederate Forces Defending Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Sherman's March Georgia Historical Society
1868 Sharp County, Arkansas Is Created Sharp County, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1881 In Alaska, the Reverend and Mrs. Eugene Willard Arrived at Portage on Lynn Canal and Establish Haines Mission Haines, Alaska Religion Alaska Historical Society
1899 The Florida Power Corporation of St. Petersburg Is Incorporated St. Petersburg, Florida Energy Business Florida Historical Society
San Francisco State University Opens as San Francisco Normal School for Training Teachers San Francisco Education Education San Francisco State University Learn California
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1900 Fire Destroys Nearly Half of the Business District of Downtown Pomeroy, Washington Pomeroy, Washington Fire Business History Link
1917 U.S. War Department Mobilizes the Thirty-Sixth Infantry Division ("Texas Division") Located at Camp Bowie in Tarrant County, Texas Texas Military Figures U.S. Army World War I Texas State Historical Association
1918 Texan, Daniel R. Edwards Earns the Congressional Medal of Honor in Battle Near Soissons, France France Texas Military Figures American Military Figures World War I Texas State Historical Association
Croatian-American Sergeant, Louis Cukela, Earns Two Congressional Medals with the 5th Marine Regiment in France France Croatian Military Figures American Military Figures World War I Minnesota  Historical Society
1921 The First NCAA Track and Field Meet Is Held at the University of Chicago Chicago Track & Field University of Chicago Historic Firsts NCAA Track & Field Wisconsin Historical Society
1927 Ty Cobb Collects His 4,000th Base Hit Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame Georgia Historical Society
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1951 Ezzard Charles Loses His World Heavyweight Boxing Championship to "Jersey" Joe Walcott in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Georgia Sports Figures New Jersey Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
1952 The Du Pont Company Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary with Festivities in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Business Du Pont State of Delaware
1962 Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison Hit Grand Slam Home Runs in the Same Inning, Leading the Minnesota Twins to a Win over Cleveland Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Minnesota  Historical Society
1966 A Week of Race Rioting Starts in Cleveland, Ohio's Hough Neighborhood Resulting in 4 Deaths, Dozens Injured and Hundreds of Fires Hough Riots Racism Crime Fire Death African-American Heritage Cleveland State University Library
1972 A Settlement Gives Texas Ownership of the Laredo Archives: 3,452 Spanish Documents From 1749 to 1872 Spain Mexico Laredo, Texas Historic U.S. Documents Latin-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1980 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Dedicates the Hemingway Room at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts Ernest Hemingway Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis  John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Massachusetts Foundaiton for the Humanities
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