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1946 Larry Shue (New Orleans-born Playwright) New Orleans Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database
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1916 Ben Weber (Missouri-born Composer) Missouri Composers American Composers
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1925 Oliver Smithies (English-American Molecular Biologist; 2007 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Oliver Smithies Medical Research DNA 2007 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
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1810 Nelson Tift (Connecticut-born Businessman, Politician, Publisher; Namesake of Tift County, Georgia) Connecticut Business Leaders Tift County, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
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1816 Charlotte Saunders Cushman (Massachusetts-born Actress) Massachusetts Performing Artists American Performing Artists Internet Broadway Database
1895 Florence Arto (Texas-born Actress) Texas Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database Texas State Historical Association
1961 Woody Harrelson (Texas-born Actor) Texas Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film Internet Movie Database
1967 Philip Seymour Hoffman (New York-born Academy Award-Winning Actor) New York Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film 2006 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for: Capote Internet Movie Database Internet Broadway Database
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1757 Domenico Scarlatti (Italian Composer, Harpsichordist) ) Italian Composers Composers
1885 Ulysses S. Grant (Ohio-born Civil War General; 18th President of the United States) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ulysses S. Grant American Civil War
1966 Cordia Duke (Missouri-born Journalist, Rancher; First Female Game Warden in Texas) Missouri Authors Texas Authors Journalism Texas State Historical Association
2010 Daniel Schorr (New York City-born Journalist) Daniel Schorr Television Radio Journalism
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1743 James Oglethorpe Boards a Ship to Return to England, Leaving the Colony of Georgia for the Final Time James Oglethorpe Georgia Colonial Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1788 A Grand Federal Procession of Banners and Floats Is Held in New York City to Celebrate the New Federal Constitution New York City U.S. Constitution New York Historical Society
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1846 Henry David Thoreau Spends a Night in Jail for Refusal to Pay a Poll Tax Henry David Thoreau American Authors Voting Taxes Crime 24th Amendment/Poll Tax Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1851 Dakota Indians Sign the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, Relinquishing Lands West of the Mississippi River for $1.6M and a Reservation Minnesota Dakota Treaty of Traverse des Sioux Minnesota Historical Society
1863 In Florida, Union Forces Begin a 5-Day Campaign Against Confederate Fortifications at McGirts Creek North of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 Union and Confederate Troops Collect the Bodies of the 12,000 Who Died in Fighting Around Atlanta the Previous Day Atlanta. Georgia Fall of Atlanta Death Georgia Historical Society
Union Artillery Continues Its Bombardment of Atlanta Atlanta. Georgia Fall of Atlanta Georgia Historical Society
1872 Canadian-born African-American Inventor, Elijah J. McCoy, Patents the First Automatic Lubricator Cup for Railroads Elijah J. McCoy Railroads Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks African-American Scientists & Mathematicans Michgian History
In Brainerd, Minnesota, a Mob of 1,000 Lynch 2 Half-Ojibwe Brothers for Allegedly Murdering a Woman Brainerd, Minnesota Ojibwe Capital Punishment Death Minnesota Historical Society
1877 In San Francisco, an anti-Chinese Riot Results in 4 Men Dead and Many Injured with Several Chinese Businesses Burned San Francisco Racism Crime Death Asian-American Heritage Learn California
1885 The Texas Bankers Association Is Founded at Lampasas Lampasas, Texas Business Texas Bankers Association Texas State Historical Association
Vice-President of the United States, Thomas Hendricks, and His Wife Arrive in Ashland, Wisconsin via the Steamship China Ashland, Wisconsin American Presidency Steamboats Wisconsin Historical Society
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1900 The First Automobile Arrives in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Automotives Historic Firsts History Link
1907 President Theodore Roosevelt Issues a Proclamation Establishing the Chugach National Forest in Alaska Alaska Parks and Landmarks President Theodore Roosevelt Chugach National Forest Trees Earth and Environmental Science Alaska Historical Society
1917 Congregation Beth-David Is Chartered in Miami, Florida Miami, Florida Judaism Congregation Beth-David Florida Historical Society
1924 St. Paul, Minnesota's Last Horse-Drawn Fire Engine Makes Its Final Run St. Paul, Minnesota Fire Horses Minnesota Historical Society
1943 Minnesota Farmer, O. J. Odegard, Is the First to Pay $3 per Day per Prisoner for 100 Italian Prisoners of War Minnesota Farm Labor Business Prisoners of War World War II Minnesota Historical Society
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1966 An Explosion at the New River Company's Siltix Mine Near Mount Hope, West Virginia Kills 7 Coal Miners Labor Death West Virginia State Archives
1982 Coca-Cola Company Introduces Its New Diet Coke Soft Drink Coca Cola Foods and Nutrition Business Georgia Historical Society
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