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1916 Joe Grotegut (Illinois-born Managing Editor of Florida's Daytona Beach Morning Journal) Illinois Authors Florida Authors Journalism Daytona Beach News-Journal Florida Historical Society
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1897 Carl Ben Eielson (North Dakota-born Aviator; Namesake of Alaska's Eielson Air Force Base) North Dakota Pioneers, Aviators Alaska Military Figures Aviation Eielson Air Force Base
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1799 Daniel Pratt (New Hampshire-born Industrialist; Founder of Prattville, Alabama) New Hampshire Business Leaders Prattville, Alabama
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1796 John Houstoun (Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Colonial Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1874 O'Neil Ford (Texas-born Architect) Texas Artists & Architects Architecture Texas State Historical Association
1888 Thomas L. Young (Ohio Governor) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Historical Society
1891 David Shelby Walker (Eighth Governor of Florida: 1865-1868) Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
2011 Lucian Freud (German-born British Artist) Lucian Freud Artists
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1732 In London, Georgia's Trustees Elect John Percival, Earl of Egmont, as President of the Colony England Georgia Colonial Georgia Election Georgia Historical Society
1778 In Indiana, the Inhabitants of Vincennes Switch Their Allegiance from the British to the Americans Great Britain Vincennes, Indiana American Revolution Indiana Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1832 In Wisconsin, Chief Black Hawk and 700 Indians Retreat through the Juncture of the Yahara River and Lake Monona Madison, Wisconsin Native-American Heritage Rivers War Wisconsin Historical SOciety
1838 In Michigan, Workers Begin Digging What Will Be a Failed Attempt to Construct a Canal Between Lake St. Clair and Lake Michigan Lake St. Clair, Michigan Lake Michigan Michigan History Center
1846 Several Smaller Pioneer Parties Organize the "Donner Party" to Take the "Hasting's Cutoff" through the Sierra Nevada to California California The Donner Party Learn California
1858 Polk County, Minnesota Is Established and Named for U.S. President, James K. Polk Polk County, Minnesota President, James K. Polk Minnesota Historical Society
1861 The 1st Florida Cavalry Regiment Is Assembled at Camp Mary David, About 6 Miles South of Tallahassee Tallahassee, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 Sherman's Union Army Begins the First of 20 Days of Shelling Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Georgia Historical Society
Confederate Forces Fail to Repel Sherman's Union Army at the Battle of Peachtree Creek Just Outside of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Battle of Peachtree Creek Georgia Historical Society
1869 Joel Chandler Harris' First Uncle Remus Story Is Published in the Atlanta Constitution Joel Chandler Harris Children's Authors Journalism Historic Firsts African-American Authors Georgia Historical Society
1875 John A. and Mary Ellen Shoudy Record an 80-Acre Plat for What Will be the Town of Ellensburg, Washington Ellensburg, Washington History Link
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1903 Doctor J.A. Marchessault Arrives in the First Automobile to be Seen in Ashland, Wisconsin Ashland, Wisconsin Automotives Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1907 The Western Federation of Miners Begin an Ill-Fated 2-Month Strike on Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range Minnesota Labor Strikes Minnesota Historical Society
1909 The Dime Theater Opens in Walla Walla, Washington Walla Walla, Washington Stage & Theater History Link
1910 In Reno, Nevada, Jack Johnson Defeats Jim Jeffries to Become the First African-American Heavyweight Boxing Champion Reno, Nevada Jack Johnson Jack Johnson  Jim Jeffries African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1920 Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Johnson Is Arrested Upon His Return to the United States Jack Johnson Jack Johnson Crime African-American Sports Figures Texas State Historical Association
1929 The First Hydroplanes Race on Seattle, Washington's Green Lake Seattle, Washington Boats Historic Firsts History Link
1934 2 People Are Killed and 67 Injured When Striking Truckers Clash with Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Labor Strikes Transportation Death Minnesota Historical Society
1940 Minneapolis, Minnesota Holds Its First Aquatennial Minneapolis, Minnesota Aquatennial Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1951 In Minnesota, a Tornado Leaves 5 People Dead and Causes $6M in Damages in Richland and Minneapolis Minnesota Tornadoes Death Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1965 Tallahassee Community College Is Established Florida Education Education Tallahassee Community College Florida Historical Society
1967 The Superferry Hyak Begins Service on Washington's Puget Sound Puget Sound Naval History History Link
1969 Astronaut Neil Armstrong Advises Controllers at Florida's Kennedy Space Center "The Eagle has lnded." Florida Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 Lunar Exploration Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society NASA
1974 In His 20th Major League Season, Hank Aaron Breaks Ty Cobb's Record of 3,033 Career Games Hank Aaron Ty Cobb Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
1976 Hank Aaron Hits His 755th and Final Career Home Run Hank Aaron Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society Wisconsin Historical Society
1985 The Wreck Is Found Off Florida of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a Spanish Galleon Sunk in 1622 Carrying 40 Tons of Gold and Silver Spain Florida Naval History Gold Silver Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1990 The Goodwill Games Open in Seattle, Washington with 2,300 Athletes From 54 Countries Seattle, Washington Sports History Link
1996 Opening Day of Competition Begins at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia 1996 Summer Olympic Games Georgia  Historical Society
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