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1899 Ernest Hemingway (Illinois-born Author; 1954 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Ernest Hemingway American Authors 1954 Nobel Laureate for Literature
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1948 Gary Trudeau (New York City-born Creator of the 'Doonesbury' Comic Strip) Gary Trudeau Comics & Cartoons
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1879 Joseph A. A. Burnquist (Iowa-born Governor of Minnesota: 1915 - 1921) Iowa Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders
1922 Jay Hammond (Governor of Alaska: 1974-80) Alaska Political and Social Leaders
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1851 Sam Bass (Indiana-born Outlaw) Sam Bass Notorious Americans Texas State Historical Association
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1924 Don Knotts (West Virginia-born Comedic Actor; Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show) West Virginia Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film Internet Movie Database
1951 Robin Williams (Chicago-born Academy Award-Winning Actor) Chicago Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film 1998 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in  Good Will Hunting Internet Movie Database
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1838 Johannes Nepomuk Maelzel (German Inventor of the Metronome) German Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Music
1878 Sam Bass (Indiana-born Outlaw Mortally Wounded Trying to Rob the Bank in Round Rock, Texas) Sam Bass Round Rock, Texas Notorious Americans Crime Texas State Historical Association
2009 Horace Clarence Boyer (Florida-born African-American Gospel Musician, Educator) Horace Clarence Boyer Gospel Musicians Educators of Note African-American Performing Artists
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1793 Alexander Mackenzie, Alex Mackay and a Party of the Northwest Company Are the First Men to Cross the American Continent Oregon U.S. History Historic Firsts
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1821 The Flag of Spain Is Lowered for the Last Time in San Antonio, Ending Three Centuries of Spanish Involvement in Texas San Antonio, Texas Spain Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
Escambia and St. Johns Are Created as the First Two Counties in Florida Florida Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1825 In Ohio, Construction Begins on the Miami and Erie Canal Miami and Erie Canal Canals Ohio Historical Society
1832 U.S. Troops Kill 50 and Wound 80 of Chief Black Hawk's Warriors in a 2-day Battle Near Present Day Sauk City, Wisconsin Sauk City, Wisconsin Black Hawk War Death Wisconsin Historical Society
The Indiana General Assembly Approves the Incorporation of Lyceums for "Mutual Improvements in the Arts and Sciences" Indiana Education Education Science Fine Arts Law Indiana Historical Society
1853 The State Legislature Sets Aside for Public Use the Land That Will Become New York City's Central Park Central Park Parks New York Historical Society
1861 Union Forces under General Irvin McDowell Cross Bull Run, Initiating the First Major Battle of the Civil War Virginia Manassas Georgia Historical Society Michigan History Center Virginia Historical Society
1864 Under a Flag of Truce, Confederate and Union Troops Gather Their Dead from the Battle of Peachtree Creek Just Outside of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Battle of Peachtree Creek Georgia Historical Society
1868 Both Houses of the Georgia General Assembly Ratify the 14th Amendment as a Condition for Readmission to the Union Georgia Government American Civil War Reconstruction 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Georgia Historical Society
1890 The West Virginia Reform School Opens at Pruntytown Pruntytown, West Virginia Education West Virginia State Archives
1896 Boynton Beach, Florida Is Founded by Major N. S. Boynton of Michigan Boynton Beach, Florida Michigan Military Figures Florida Historical Society
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1918 A German U-boat Attacks Cape Cod, Massachusetts Cape Cod, Massachusetts Submarines World War I Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1920 Boynton Beach, Florida Is Incorporated Boynton Beach, Florida Florida Historical Society
1923 General William "Billy" Mitchell Leads a Demonstration Raid That Proves a Naval Ship Can Be Sunk by Air Bombardment General William Aviation Military History Naval Military History Wisconsin Historical Society
1930 Temperatures Reach 110F in Delaware Delaware Temperature State of Delaware
1934 The Temperature Reaches 113F in Milan, Minnesota Milan, Minnesota Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
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1973 Hank Aaron Hits the 700th Home Run of His Career Hank Aaron Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
1988 At the Party's National Convention in Atlanta, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis Accepts the Democratic Nomination for President Atlanta, Georgia Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders 1988 Democratic National Convention Democratic National Party Georgia Historical Society
1995 In Minnesota, Lines of Nine Small Tornadoes Occur in the Cambridge and Corcoran Areas Minnesota Tornadoes Minnesota Historical Society
1999 In Washington, Kitsap County Commissioners Declare Port Gamble a Rural Historic Town Port Gamble, Washington HistoryLink
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