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1965 Evelyn Glennie (Deaf Scottish Percussionist, Composer) Evelyn Glennie Classical Musicians Deafness Special Needs Education Official Web Site
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1894 Percy Spencer (Maine-born Inventor of the Microwave Oven) Maine Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Foods and Nutrition Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
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1964 Teresa Edwards (Georgia-born African-American Basketball Player; 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist) Georgia Sports Figures American Women Sports Figures Basketball Olympics African-American Sports Figures WNBA Sport Illustrated Georgia Historical Society
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1833 James Thadeus Holtzclaw (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1949 Frank Murphy (Governor of Michigan) Michigan Political and Social Leaders Michigan Historical Center
2009 Frank McCourt (New York City-born Irish-American Awarded the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography) Frank McCourt Irish Authors Educators of Note 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography
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1651 Peter Stuyvesant Buys Land from Indians Claiming All Land Along the Delaware River between Christiana Creek and Bombay Hook Peter Stuyvesant Delaware Native American Heritage North American Explorers State of  Delaware
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1714 Canadian Adventurer Louis Juchereau de St. Denis Arrives at San Juan Bautista Presidio in Texas Canadian Explorers Texas North American Explorers Texas State Historical Association
1765 Meeting British Agent George Croghan at Indiana's Fort Ouiatenon, Chief Pontiac Promises Not to Attack British Settlers Great Britain Indiana Chief Pontiac Fort Ouiatenon Indiana Historical Society
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1802 In Delaware, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours Buys Land on the Brandywine River to Begin Building Mills to Manufacture Gunpowder Delaware Business Du Pont State of Delaware
1815 Dakota Cease Hostilities with the United States Dakota War 1812 Minnesota Historical Society
1837 The First Railroad Train Runs from Wilmington, Delaware to Perryville, Maryland Wilmington, Delaware Perryville, Maryland Railroads Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1843 President Sam Houston Relieves Edwin Moore as Commander of the Texas Navy Republic of Texas Naval Military History Texas State Historical Association
1845 30 People Die as Fire Destroys 300 Buildings on New York City's Manhattan Island New York City Fire Death New York Historical Society
1848 The First Women's Rights Convention in the United States Begins in Seneca Falls, New York Seneca Falls, New York Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention Civil Rights/Human Rights Historic Firsts Ohio Historical Society
1850 The Catholic Diocese of St. Paul, Minnesota Is Created St. Paul. Minnesota Catholicism Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Minnesota Historical Society
1864 Some of Sherman's Federal Forces Cross Peachtree Creek North of Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Sherman's March Georgia Historical Society
Union Forces Attack John Hunt Morgan's Raiders at the Battle of Buffington Island Ohio Battle of Buffington Island National Park Service West Virginia State Archive Ohio Historical Society
1876 The Texas and Pacific Railway Completes Its Line into Fort Worth Fort Worth, Texas Railroad Texas State Historical Association
1878 Outlaw Sam Bass Is Mortally Wounded Trying to Rob the Bank in Round Rock, Texas Sam Bass Round Rock, Texs Notorious Americans Crime Texas State Historical Association
During New Mexico's Lincoln County War, Several Men Are Killed as Billy the Kid and Others Are Forced Out of a Burning House Lincoln County, New Mexico Billy the Kid Notorious Americans Spartacus New Mexico Magazine
1879 The First Issue of the Florida Telegraph, Now the Bradford County Telegraph, Is Published in Starke Starke, Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Bradford County Telegraph Florida  Historical Society
1894 Atop the Summit of Oregon's Mt. Hood, 105 Climbers Become Charter Members of the Mazamas Climbing Club Oregon Mount Hood Climbing Mazamas
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1941 In Alabama, the First African-American Pilots in the American Military Begin Flight Training at Tuskegee Institute's Moton Field Tuskegee, Alabama Aviation Military History Tuskegee Airmen African-American Military Figures Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive
1949 7 People Die and 7 Homes Are Destroyed When an Airliner Crashes South of Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Air Disasters Death History Link
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1967 Two Nights of Racial Rioting Begin in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Resulting in 3 Shootings, Razing of 4 Businesses and 34 Arrests Minneapolis. Minnesota Racism Fire Crime African-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1976 Richard Wernick's Pulitzer Prize-Winning "Visions of Terror and Wonder" Is Premiered at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado Aspen Colorado Massachusetts Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts 1977 Pulitzer prize for Music Aspen Music Festival American Public Media
1978 Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Is Appointed as the Second African American to Serve as the Florida Secretary of State Florida Government African-American Political and Social Leaders Florida  Historical Society
1982 Robert Asp Sails His Replica Viking Ship Hjemkomst into Bergen, Norway, Completing a Journey from the Great Lakes Bergen, Norway Great Lakes Naval History North American Exploration Minnesota Historical Society
1983 Thunderstorms Create 117-mph Winds in Alexandria, Minnesota Alexandria, Minnesota Storms Winds Minnesota Historical Society
1987 The Minnesota Twins Retire Rod Carew's Jersey #29 Panamanian Sports Figures Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Latin-American Sports Figures Minnesota Historical Society
1996 Opening Ceremonies Are Held for the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia 1996 Summer Olympic Games GEorgia  Historical Society
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