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1853 David Belasco (San Francisco-born Playwright, Director, Producer) San Francisco Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database
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1957 Ray Billingsley (North Carolina-born Cartoonist; Author of "Curtis") North Carolina Artists American Artists Journalism African-American Artists King Features
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1906 Arthur Kreutz (Wisconsin-born Composer, Conductor, Violinist) Wisconsin Composer American Composers Classical Music Classical Musicians Wisconsin Historical Society
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1891 Joseph A. Padway (English-American Union Attorney) English Business Leaders Labor Law AFL-CIO Wisconsin Historical Society
1900 George Googe (Georgia-born Union Organizer) Georgia Business Leaders Labor AFL-CIO Georgia Historical Society
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1852 Frank H. Gaines (Tennessee-born Founder and President of Agnes Scott College) Tennessee Political and Social Leaders Georgia Education Educators of Note Women Agnes Scott College Georgia Historical Society
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1884 Martin L. Davey (Governor of Ohio) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio  Historical Society
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1864 Clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens (Connecticut-born Confederate General Mortally Wounded in the Battle of Peachtree Creek) Connecticut Military Figures Battle of Peachtree Creek Georgia Historical Society
1889 William A. Golding (African-American Member of the Georgia General Assembly, Education Advocate) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Education African-American Political and Social Leaders Georgia Historical Society
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1797 Mission San Miguel Arcŕngel Is Founded on California's Salinas River by Father Ferměn Francisco de Lasučn Spain California California Missions Catholicism Latin-American Heritage Learn California
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1817 Detroit's First Regularly Published Newspaper, The Detroit Gazette, Is Founded and Printed in English and French French Language Detroit Media Journalism Historic Firsts Michigan History Center
1825 The Marquis de la Fayette and His Son Visit Wilmington, Delaware Marquis de la Fayette Wilmington, Delaware State of Delaware
1831 Cyrus McCormick Demonstrates the World's First Successful Mechanical Reaper on a Crop of Oats in Rockbridge County, Virginia Cyrus McCormick Inventors and Inventions Farming Historic Firsts Virginia Historical Society
1838 The First Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge in Texas Is Organized at Houston Houston, Texas Historic Firsts International Order of Odd Fellows Texas State Historical Association
1847 A Baptist Church in St. Paul Holds Minnesota's First Known Sunday School Session St. Paul, Minnesota Religion Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1861 The 3rd Florida Infantry Regiment Is Organized on Amelia Island Amelia Island, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
The Town of La Mesilla, New Mexico Is Taken by Confederate Lt. Colonel John R. Baylor Without a Shot Being Fired La Mesilla, New Mexico American Civil War New Mexico Magazine
1868 For the First Time Since 1861, Alabama's Two U.S. Senators Take Their Seats in Congress, Signifying Alabama's Readmission to the Union Alabama Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Reconstruction Alabama State Archives
1884 In Florida, the St. Petersburg Times Is Founded St. Petersburg, Florida Journalism Florida Historical Society
1885 In Oregon, the Willamette Stone Is Set to Permanently Mark the "Starting Point" for All Land Surveying Throughout the Territory Oregon Math Westward Expansion Historic Firsts
1898 The U.S. Army Invades Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Spanish Forces Are Defeated at Sancti Espiritu by Cuban Forces Spain Cuba Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Guantanamo Surrenders to U.S. General William Shafter Cuba Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
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1906 Godfrey, Georgia Is Incorporated Godfrey, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1917 Dutch Dancer Mata-Hari Is Sentenced to Death for Espionage Netherlands Dancing World War I Notorious Dutch Theatre History
In New Ulm, Minnesota 6,000 People Protest Sending Draftees of German Descent to Fight in the European War New Ulm, Minnesota German Immigrants World War I Propaganda Minnesota Historical Society
1924 The Alaska Sanitary Packing Cannery at Wrangell Is Destroyed by Fire Wrangell, Alaska Fire Business Alaska Historical Society
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1953 Staff Sgt. Ambrosio Guillen Dies in Korea and Earns the Congressional Medal of Honor Colorado Military Figures American Military Figures Death Korean War Texas State Historical Association
New York City Subway Fares Are Raised to 15˘ and Tokens Are First Used New York City New York City Subway Consumer Economics Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1956 The Stockholm Rams the Oceanliner Andrea Doria Broadside in Thick Fog Off the Massachusetts Coast - 46 People Die Massachusetts Oceanliners Death Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1960 West Virginia Governor Cecil Underwood Addresses the Republican National Convention in Chicago Chicago West Virginia Political and Social Leaders 1960 Republican National Convention West Virginia State Archive
1969 The 3-Day Seattle Pop Festival Opens at Gold Creek Park in Woodinville, Northeast of the City Seattle, Washington Popular Music History Link
The Oshkosh, Wisconsin Airport Is Named in Honor of S.J. Wittman, a Pioneer Aircraft Designer, Inventor, Race Pilot Oshkosh, Wisconsin Aviators Inventors & Inventions Oshkosh - Wittman Regional Airport Wisconsin Historical Society
1972 Major League Baseball's All-Star Game Is Played at Atlanta, Georgia's Fulton-County Stadium Atlanta, Georgia Baseball Major League Baseball Georgia Historical Society
1974 Historic Ashton Villa Is Opened to the Public in Galveston, Texas Galveston, Texas Architecture Galveston Historical Foundation Texas State Historical Association
1978 In Manchester, England, Louise Brown Is the World's First "Test Tube Baby" to be Born via In Vitro Fertilization Manchester, England Health Care Child Health Care Historic Firsts BBC
1985 In Paris, France, Actor Rock Hudson Is Hospitalized for AIDS Paris, France Illinois Performing Artists AIDS Internet Movie Database Theatre History
1990 The U.S. Senate Votes 96-0 to Denounce Minnesota Senator David Durenberger for Financial Misconduct Minnesota Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Minnesota Historical Society
1998 In Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King III Is Sworn In as the Fourth President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Atlanta, Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. Religion Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders Southern Christian Leadership Conference Georgia Historical Society
1999 Robin Yount Is the First Player Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in a Milwaukee Brewer's Jersey Milwaukee, Wisconsin Illinois Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
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