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Children's Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1856 George Bernard Shaw (Irish Dramatist; 1925 Nobel Laureate for Literature) George Bernard Shaw Plays 1925 Nobel Laureate for Literature
Artists, Architects and Designers
1796 George Catlin (Wisconsin-born Artist of Native Americans and the American West) Wisconsin Artists Native-American Heritage American Artists Westward Expansion Wisconsin Historical Society
1952 Reza Deghati (Iranian-born Photographer) Reza Deghati Photography
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1874 Sergei Koussevitzky (Russian-American Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) Russian Classical Musicians Boston Symphony Orchestra Classical Musicians Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Explorers, Pioneers, Aviators and Astronauts
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
Business Leaders
Military Leaders
Philsopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
Political and Social Leaders
1882 Lucy Randolph Mason (Virginia-born Social Activist, Union Organizer) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Women Labor Georgia Historical Society
1884 Martin L. Davey (Governor of Ohio: 1935-1939) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Historical Society
1916 Cecil Farris Bryant (34th governor of Florida: 1961-1965) Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
The Notorious
Performing Artists
1914 Erskine Hawkins (Alabama-born African-American Charter Member of the Jazz Hall of Fame) Alabama Performing Artists Jazz Hall of Fame African-American Performing Artists
1928 Stanley Kubrick (New York City-born Academy Award-Winning Film Director) New York City Performing Artists Filmmakers 1969 Academy Award for Directing 2001: A Space Odyssey Internet Movie Database
1945 Helen Mirren (English Academy Award-Winning Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film 2007 Academy Award for Best Actress in Queen Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1834 Jonathan Jennings (New Jersey-born First Governor of Indiana) New Jersey Political and Social Leaders Indiana Political and Social Leaders
1875 Arthur Schott (German-American Scientist, Artist, Musician) German Scientists & Mathematicians Texas Scientists & Mathematicians Animals Botany Texas State Historical Association
1954 Ruth Bryan Owen (Illinois-born First Female from Florida to Serve in the U.S. Congress) Illinois Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1965 Eugene Burdick (Iowa-born Author of "Fail-Safe" and "The Ugly American") Iowa Authors American Authors
1969 Frank Loesser (New York City-born Songwriter) Fran Loesser American Composers American Musicals
1997 Mattie Lou O'Kelley (Georgia-born African-American Folk Artist, Illustrator) Mattie Lou O'Kelley Primary Children's Authors American Artists
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1701 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and His Men Begin Construction of Detroit's Original Sainte Anne's Catholic Church Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac Detroit, Michigan North-American Explorers Catholicism Saint Anne de Detroit Catholic Church Michigan History Center
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1827 In Georgia, the Cherokee Nation Adopts a National Constitution Patterned After That of the United States Georgia Cherokee 1827 Cherokee Constitution Georgia Historical Society
1845 U.S. Troops Raise the American Flag over Texas for the First Time Texas U.S. Flag Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1861 Near Las Cruces, New Mexico, Confederates Capture Fort Fillmore and 400 Union Troops Las Cruces, New Mexico Forts American Civil War New Mexico Magazine
1864 Major General Oliver O. Howard Succeeds Deceased General McPherson as Commander of the Union's Army of the Tennessee American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
Confederate Troops Ambush Union Forces on Three Sides at Wallace's Ferry in Arkansas Battle at Wallace's Ferry Arkansas History Commission
1869 Colquitt, Georgia Is Incorporated Colquitt, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1876 Daytona Beach, Florida Is Incorporated Daytona Beach, Florida Florida Historical Society
1877 The Nolan Expedition Begins an Ill-Fated Pursuit of the Last Comanches to Conduct a Raid in Texas Texas Comanche U.S. Army Texas State Historical Association
1880 California's Folsom Prison Receives Its First 44 Inmates From San Quentin Folsom, California Prisons Historic Firsts Learn California
1892 Almost 8" of Rain Fall in St. Paul, Minnesota, Elevating Lake Como 14" St. Paul Storms Lakes Minnesota Historical Society
1896 Miami, Florida Is Incorporated Miami, Florida Florida Historical Society
1898 American and Spanish Soldiers Skirmish at Yauco, Puerto Rico Spain Yauco, Puerto Rico Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1917 Italian-American Raffaele Mercogliano Is the First Floridian Drafted into Service for World War I Italy Florida Military Figures Immigration Historic Firsts World War I Florida Historical Society
1923 West Virginia's First State Gasoline Tax Takes Effect West Virginia Transportation Taxes Economics Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archives
1924 More Than 13,000 Attend a Ku Klux Klan Rally Near Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Ku Kluz Klan History Link
1928 Seattle, Washington's First Municipal Airport (Boeing Field) Is Dedicated Seattle, Washington Aviation Historic Firsts History Link
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1952 Alabama Senator John Sparkman Is Named as the Democratic Vice-Presidential Running Mate with Adlai Stevenson Alabama Political and Social Leaders 1952 Democratic Presidential Convention U.S. Congress Alabama State Archives
1998 Former Dodger Pitching Great Don Sutton Is Inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Georgia Historical Society
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