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1945 Jim Davis (Indiana-born Cartoonist, Creator of Garfield) Jim Davis Cartoons & Comics
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1907 Earl Tupper (New Hampshire-born Inventor of Tupperware) New Hampshire Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Polymers Tupperware PBS Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
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1825 William Duncan Smith (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War
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1935 Horace Clarence Boyer (Florida-born African-American Gospel Musician, Educator) Horace Clarence Boyer Gospel Musicians Educators of Note African-American Performing Artists
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1861 John A. Johnson (Minnesota's First Homegrown Governor: 1905-1909) Minnesota Political and Social Leaders
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1750 Johann Sebastian Bach (German Classical Composer) J.S. Bach Classical Composers
1823 Manasseh Cutler (Connecticut-born Clergyman Who Helped Draft the Northwest Ordinance and Formed the Ohio Company of Associates) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Ohio  Political and Social Leaders Religion Leaders and Theologians Westward Expansion Northwest Ordinance Ohio Historical Society
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1769 A 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Is the First in California's Recorded History California Earthquake Historic Firsts Learn Califronia
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1819 The Arkansas Territorial Legislature Meets for the First Time Arkansas Government Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1837 French Priest Mathias Loras Is Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Dubuque French Political and Social Leaders Dubuque, Iowa Catholicism State Historical Society of Iowa
1863 U.S. Navy and Marines Shell New Smyrna, Florida, Destroy Naval Vessels, Burn Cotton and Raze Buildings Use to House Confederate Troops New Smyrna Beach, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 Sherman's Union Forces Route Confederates West of Atlanta at the Battle of Ezra Church; 3,000 Confederates and 600 Union Soldiers Die Atlanta, Georgia Battle of  Ezra Church Georgia Historical Society Florida Historical Society
1899 Fire Destroys the U.S. Army Post, Camp Dyea, at the Head of Alaska's Lynn Canal Alaska U.S. Army Fire Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
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1902 In Oregon, the Portland Evening Journal Newspaper Is Purchased by C.S. Jackson and Renamed The Oregon Journal Portland, Oregon Journalism
1903 In Virginia, Maggie L. Walker Establishes the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, Making Her the First Woman to Found a Chartered U.S. Bank Virginia Business Leaders American Women Business Leaders Business Historic Firsts African-American Business Leaders Virginia Historical Society
1908 The First American Matador Debuts at the Bullring in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Mexico Sports Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1918 A Wilmington, Delaware Municipal Court Rules Sunday Baseball Games Are Against the Law Wilmington, Delaware Religion Baseball Law State of Delaware
1919 Arkansas Ratifies the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Granting Women the Right to Vote Arkansas Women Women's Suffrage 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Arkansas History Commission
Pierre S. du Pont, II Commits $2.2M to the Construction of Public Schools in Delaware Delaware Education Education Philanthropy State of Delaware
1927 In West Virginia, the Potomac Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Purchases Fort Ashby Fort Ashby, West Virginia West Virginia State Archives
1934 The National Guard Moves in to Control Deadly Labor Rioting in Kohler, Wisconsin Kohler, Wisconsin Labor Death Wisconsin National Guard Wisconsin Historical Society
1935 The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Takes Off on Its Maiden Flight From Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Aviation Military History Historic Firsts Boeing HistoryLink
1945 In Dense Fog, a B-25 Bomber Crashes into the Empire State Building, Killing 14 People but Causing Little Damage to the Skyscraper New York City Empire State Building Air Disasters Death New York Historical Society
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1954 On the Waterfront Premieres in New York City New York City Film Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1971 Roxana Arsht's Appointment to Wilmington's Family Court Makes Her the First Female Judge in Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Women Law Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1973 In Dallas, Texas, a Protest Against the Police Killing of Santos Rodríguez Results in 38 Arrests and 5 Policemen Injured Dallas, Texas Racism Human Rights/Civil Rights Crime Latin-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
The Detroit Lions' Joe Schmidt Enters the Professional Football Hall of Fame Detroit Sports Figures Pennsylvania Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame Michigan History Center
1992 American Swimmer Angel Martino Wins the First Gold Medal of the Barcelona Summer Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain Georgia Sports Figures Swimming 1992 Summer Olympics Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Georgia Historical Society
1996 U.S. Track & Field Star, Carl Lewis, Sets an Olympic Record Winning His 9th Gold Medal Atlanta, Georgia Alabama Sports Figures Track & Field 1996 Summer Olympics African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
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