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1824 Alexandre Dumas (French Dramatist) Alexandre Dumas Plays
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1899 Harl McDonald (Colorado-born Composer) Colorado Composers American Composers
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1852 George Foster Peabody (Georgia-born Philanthropist; Founder of the Peabody Awards) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Philanthropy Peabody Awards Georgia Historical Society
1941 Charlie Norwood (Georgia-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Georgia Historical Society
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1874 William Lowndes Yancey (Georgia-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Alabama; Main Author of Alabama's Ordinance of Secession) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Alabama Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress American Civil War Alabama State Archives
1948 Susan Glaspell (Iowa-born Playwright, Producer) Iowa Authors Plays Internet Broadway Database
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1813 The First Engagement of the Creek Indian War Takes Place at Burnt Corn Creek in Present-Day Escambia County, Alabama Escambia County, Alabama Creek Creek Indian War of 1813-1814 Alabama State Archives
1816 270 African Americans and Native Americans Die as U.S. Troops Attack Britain's Fort Gadsden on Florida's Apalachicola River Great Britain Fort Gadsden Forts Native-American Heritage African-American Heritage Death FLorida Historical Society
1828 The First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas Is Organized in Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Religion Historic Firsts Presbyterian Church of the USA Arkansas History Commission
1844 In New York, the Long Island Railroad First Reaches Its Eastern Terminus at Greenport Greenport, New York Railroad Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1862 Steamer SS Golden Gate Is Destroyed by a Fire Off the Coast of Mexico, Killing 223 Passengers and Crew Mexico Steamboats Fire Death Learn California
1864 Union Troops Capture Baldwin, Florida Baldwin, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
In Arkansas, Confederate Troops Overrun Union Troops at Massard Prairie Sebastian County, Arkansas Massard Prairie Encycloepdia of Arkansas History and Culture Arkansas history Commission
1868 The U.S. Customs Service Created a District for Alaska with Its Headquarters at Sitka Sitka, Alaska U.S. Customs Service Alaska Historical Society
1876 In Delaware, the 1st National Bank of Milford Is Chartered Milford, Delaware Economics State of Delaware
1888 Randall County, Texas Is Organized Randall County, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1894 A Forest Fire Destroys Phillips, Wisconsin Kills 13 and Burns More Than 100,000 Acres in Price County Phillips, Wisconsin Trees Fire Wisconsin Historical Society
1897 A Conference of Leaders From Various Trade Unions Meet in Wheeling, West Virginia to Support Striking Coal Miners Wheeling, West Virginia Union Strikes West Virginia State Archive
1898 The Spanish Garrison at Calmanera, Cuba, Surrenders to U.S. Troops Spain Cuba Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Former Governor, Alexander Ramsey, Sets the Cornerstone of Minnesota's New State Capitol Building Minnesota State Capitol Minnesota Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1904 Broxton, Georgia Is Incorporated Broxton, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1916 The First Birney Streetcar Goes into Service in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Transportation History Link
1923 In Seattle, Washington, President Warren G. Harding Makes His Last Public Speech Before Falling Ill and Dying Seattle, Washington President Warren G. Harding The American Presidency History Link
1927 Construction Begins on the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida Sarasota, Florida Art Art Museums Official Web Site Florida Historical Society
1929 Silvertown, Georgia Is Incorporated Silvertown, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1931 The State of Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization Is Chartered Florida Military Figures Veterans Veterans of Foreign Wars Florida Historical Society
1934 Labor Riots Kill 2 People and Injure 40 in Kohler, Wisconsin Kohler, Wisconsin Labor Death Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1940 African-American Civil-Rights Activist Lonnie E. Smith Is Prohibited From Voting in the Harris County, Texas Democratic Primary Harris County, Texas Voting Rights Texas Democratic Party Human Rights/Civil Rights Law African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1953 Cease-Fire Agreement Marks the End of the Korean War Korean War History Link Wisconsin Historical Society
1962 Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy and 8 Others Are Arrested While Praying on the Steps of the Albany, Georgia City Hall Albany, Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights/Civil Rights Crime Georgia Historical Society
1963 The 10,000-ton Chinese Freighter Taichung Rams the Passenger Ferry Nisqually in Fog Near Kingston, Washington, Causing $100,000 Damage Kingston, Washington Naval History Economics History Link
1972 Virginia Piper, Wife of Minneapolis Investment Banker Harry C. Piper, Jr., Is Kidnapped Minneapolis, Minnesota Economics & Business Crime Minnesota Historical Society
1996 A Bombing at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park Kills 1 and Injures More Than 100 on the 9th Day of the Summer Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia 1996 Summer Olympic Games Terrorism Death Georgia  Historical Society
1997 Over 3,000 Explosives Implode Atlanta, Georgia's 20,000-Ton Omni Coliseum in Seconds Atlanta, Georgia Georgia  Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2008 Pitcher Goose Gossage, Manager Dick Williams and Owner Walter O'Malley Are Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Hall of Fame