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1849 Emma Lazarus (New York City-born Poet) Emma Lazarus Poetry Statue of Liberty
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1814 Robert Ward Johnson (Kentucky-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Arkansas) Kentucky Political and Social Leaders Arkansas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Arkansas History Commission
1820 Louis P. Harvey (Connecticut-born Governor of Wisconsin) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1838 Henry Smith (Maryland-born U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin) Maryland Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
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1861 Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. (South Carolina-born Confederate General Mortally Wounded at the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)) South Carolina Military Figures First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) Texas State Historical Association
1870 Josef Strauss (Austrian Composer) Josef  Strauss Composers
1872 George Crawford (Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Georgia Historical Society
1932 Florenz Ziegfeld (Chicago-born Theatrical Producer) Florenz Ziegfeld Stage and Theater Musical Theater Dance The Internet Broadway Database
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1814 In Ohio, William Henry Harrison and Lewis Cass Complete a Peace Treaty with the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Seneca and Miami Indians Ohio William Henry Harrison Native-American Heritage War 1812 1814 Treaty with the Wyandot Ohio Historical Society
1822 The First Official Session of Florida Territorial Legislature Council Begins in Pensacola Pensacola, Florida Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1839 24 U.S. Soldiers Are Killed in a Surprise Dawn Raid by 250 Seminoles on the Caloosahatchee River Near Present-Day Fort Myers, Florida Fort Myers, Florida Seminoles Death Florida Historical Society
1850 The Steamboat Yankee Is the First to Navigate the Minnesota River 300 Miles Upstream From Fort Snelling Minnesota Steamboats Minnesota River Fort Snelling, Minnesota Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1854 The Office of Surveyor-General of New Mexico Is Created to Resolve Spanish and Mexican Land Grants New Mexico Spain Mexico Law New Mexico Magazine
1864 In Georgia, over 12,000 Men Die as Federal and Confederate Troops Battle East and Southeast of Atlanta Atlanta. Georgia Fall of Atlanta Death Georgia Historical Society
1868 The Arkansas Legislature Authorizes Moving the State School for the Blind From Arkadelphia to Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Education Blind Arkansas School for the Blind Arkansas History Commission
1873 In Massachusetts, the First Train Reaches Provincetown at the Tip of Cape Cod Provincetown, Massachusetts Railroad Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1887 In Texas, the First Edition of the Panhandle Herald Is Published Texas Journalism Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
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1902 Felix Pedro Discovers Gold on Cleary Creek, Near Present-Day Fairbanks, Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Gold Alaska Historical Society
Mansfield, Georgia Is Incorporated Mansfield Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1903 The Temperature Reaches 103F at International Falls, Minnesota International Falls, Minnesota Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
1916 Radical Labor Groups Are Responsible for a Bomb That Kills 10 People During a San Francisco Military Preparedness Parade San Francisco Labor World War I Terrorism Death Learn California
1924 Franklin Springs, Georgia Is Incorporated Franklin Springs, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1926 The Astor Column Is Dedicated in Astoria, Oregon Astoria, Oregon
1930 In Michigan, a Special Election Ousts Detroit Mayor Charles Bowles After Only Seven Months in Office Detroit Political and Social Leaders Elections Michigan History Center
The Dunglen Hotel Is Destroyed by Fire in Thurmond, West Virginia Thurmond, West Virginia Fire Business West Virginia State Archive
1933 Balltown, Iowa Is Incorporated Balltown, Iowa Iowa State Historical Society
In New York City with the Chicago Opera Company, Caterina Jarboro Is the First African-American Featured with a White Opera Company New York City Chicago North Carolina Performing Artists Opera African-American Performing Artists Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
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1964 A 3-Judge Federal Court Orders Lester Maddox's Pickrick Restaurant and the Heart of Atlanta Motel to Serve African Americans Georgia Racism Human Rights/Civil Rights Business Law Georgia Historical Society
1972 Morrison County, Minnesota Receives 14" of Rain Morrison County, Minnesota Storms Minnesota Historical Society
1993 A Gas Line Is Struck and Explodes in St. Paul, Minnesota, Killing 3 People and Destroying Several Buildings St. Paul, Minnesota Death Minnesota Historical Society
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2001 David Duval Wins the British Open Golf Championship Florida Sports Figures Golf British Open Georgia Historical Society