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1922 Leo Kraft (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
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1786 Joseph N. Nicollet (French Geographer, Author, Cartographer of America) French Scientists & Mathematicians Maps Mississippi River Minnesota Historical Society
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1815 William Groesbeck (New York-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Ohio) New York Political and Social Leaders Ohio Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1820 William Jasper Blackburn (Arkansas-born Journalist; Member of the U.S. Congress from Louisiana) Arkansas Political and Social Leaders Louisiana Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Arkansas History Commission
1876 Julius Peter Heil (German-American Business Leader; Governor of Wisconsin) German Bsuiness leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
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1951 Lynda Carter (Arizona-born Latin-American Actress) Arizona Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film Latin-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
1969 Jennifer Lopez (New York City-born Latin-American Popular Singer, Actress) New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians American Performing Artists Latin-American Performing Artists Internet Movie Database
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1939 Walt Bellamy (North Carolina-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) North Carolina Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures
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1897 Lafayette McLaws (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War
1997 William Brennan (New Jersey-born U.S. Supreme Court Justice) William Brennan U.S. Supreme Court
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1701 Detroit Is Founded By Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and His Party of Soldiers and Workers Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac Detroit, Michigan North-American Explorers Michigan History Center
1775 In Georgia, Members of the Sons of Liberty Publicly Tar and Feather Loyalist John Hopkins, and Cart Him through the Streets of Savannah Savannah, Georgia American Revolution Georgia Historical Society
1778 Georgia Ratifies the Articles of Confederation Georgia Articles of Confederation Georgia Historical Society
1797 In California, Spanish Colonists Establish the Pueblo of Branciforte on the Site of Present-Day Santa Cruz Spain Santa Cruz, California Westward Expansion Latin-American Heritage Learn California
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1844 An Explosion at Du Pont's Powder Works Along Delaware's Brandywine River Kills 2 Workers Delaware Business Du Pont Death State of Delaware
1861 300 Men of the Confederate Second Texas Mounted Rifles Capture 492 Union Forces at Fort Fillmore, Arizona Arizona Texas Figures Forts American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
1880 The Town of Kyle, Texas Is Established When David E. Moore and Fergus Kyle Deed a 200-Acre Townsite to the International-Great Northern Railroad Kyle, Texas Railroad Texas State Historical Association
1886 A Hailstorm Destroys Crops and Kills Animals in Marshall County, Minnesota Marshall County, Minnesota Farming & Agriculture Animals Storms Minnesota Historical Society
1892 Fire Destroys Most of Iron River, Wisconsin Iron River, Wisconsin Fire Wisconsin Historical Society
1897 The U.S. Congress Creates the Office of Surveyor General and ex-Officio Secretary of Alaska Alaska U.S. Congress Alaska Historical Society
1898 The Spanish Garrison at San Luis and Palmo Soriano, Cuba, Surrender to U.S. Forces Cuba Spain Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1913 The Delaware State Flag Is Adopted by the State's General Assembly Delaware State of Delaware
1917 Construction Begins on Camp Logan Near Houston, Texas Houston, Texas Forts World War I Texas State Historical Association
1919 Georgia's General Assembly Rejects the 19th Amendment, Granting Women the Right to Vote Georgia Government Women Women's Suffrage 19th Amendment Georgia Historical Society
1920 The Boston Post Begins a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Series Exposing the Financial Practices of Charles Ponzi Boston Journalism Business Crime 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1922 W. S. Cawthon Is Sworn In as Florida's Superintendent of Public Instruction Florida Education Florida Historical Society
1926 A Bridge Collapses at Whitesville, West Virginia, Killing 6 People and Injuring Dozens Whitesville, West Virginia Bridge Death West Virginia State Archive
1928 In Florida, Stuart Bank and Trust Company Fails to Open Its Doors Florida Business Business Florida Historical Society
1931 In Florida, the City of Miami Shores Is Re-Named the City of North Miami North Miami, Florida Florida Historical Society
1940 The Temperature Reaches 110F in Canby, Minnesota Canby, Minnesota Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1951 A Captured German V-2 Rocket Is the First Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Inaugurating the U.S. Space Program Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Exploration Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1956 At New York City's Copacabana Night Club, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin Perform Together for the Last Time as a Comedy Team New York City American Performing Artists Jerry Lewis Dean Martin New York Historical Society
1994 The First Unlimited Hydroplane Race Is Run on the Columbia River Washington Oregon Boats Historic Firsts History Link
Lightning Ignites a Forest Fire in Washington's Wenatchee National Forest - Burning 33 Days, Destroying 35 Homes and 135,000 Acres Washington Parks and Natural Resources Wenatchee National Forest Fire History Link
1998 Duluth-Superior Dukes' Pitcher, Ila Borders, Is the First Woman to Win a Men's Regular Season Professional Baseball Game Duluth, Minnesota American Women Sports Figures Baseball Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2000 Georgia Governor Roy Barnes Appoints Zell Miller to Fill the U.S. Senate Seat Left Vacant by the Death of Paul Coverdell Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Georgia Historical Society