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Children's Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1869 Booth Tarkington (Indiana-born Playwright) Booth Tarkington Plays
1909 Chester Himes (Missouri-born African-American Novelist) Chester Himes African-American Authors
Artists, Architects and Designers
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1827 John S. Pillsbury (New Hampshire-born Founder of Pillsbury Flour Mills) New Hampshire Business Leaders Pillsbury
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Philsopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
1911 Foster Furcolo (Connecticut-born Governor of Massachusetts) Connecticut-born Political and Social Leaders Massachusetts-born Political and Social Leaders Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Political and Social Leaders
1820 Clement Vallandigham (Leader of the Ohio Democratic Party; Opponent of the American Civil War) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Democratic Party American Civil War Ohio Historical Society
1912 Clarence Jordan (Georgia-born Religious/Human Rights Leader; Founder of Georgia's Koinonia Community) Koinonia Farms, Georgia Religious Leaders and Theologians Human Rights Housing Georgia Historical Society
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Performing Artists
1885 Theda Bara (Ohio-born Actress) Ohio Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1953 Ken Burns (New York City-born Documentary Filmmaker) New York City Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
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1856 Robert Schumann (German Composer) German Composers Composers
1866 Martin L. Smith (New York-born Confederate General) New York Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1998 Jerome Robbins (New York City-born Tony Award and Academy Award-Winning Director, Choreographer) Jerome Robbins Dance Filmmakers 1962 Academy Award for Best Director for West Side Story Tony Awards Internet Movie Database Internet Broadway Database
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1776 Missionaries Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Atanasio Dominguez Leave Santa Fe, New Mexico to Blaze the Spanish Trail Trade Route to California Spanish Explorers Santa Fe, New Mexico California Religion North American Explorers Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1805 The First Legislature of the Indiana Territory Meets at Vincennes Vincennesm, Indiana Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1849 California Gold Miners Forbid the Use of Slave Labor California Labor Slavery 1849 Gold Rush African-American Heritage Learn California
1856 In Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, Missionary Stephen R. Riggs Forms the "Hazelwood Republic" of Self-Governed Christianized Indians Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Native-American Heritage Religion Minnesota Historical Society
1858 Native Americans Ambush Approximately 160 Gold Prospectors in Washington's McLoughlin Canyon, Killing 6 Washington Native-American Heritage Gold Death History Link
1863 The Union Ship, U.S.S. Rosalie Seizes the British Blockade Runner, Georgie, in the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers, Florida Great Britain Fort Myers, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1898 American Troops Take Control of Ponce, Puerto Rico Ponce, Puerto Rico Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1906 Billy Sunday, Professional Baseball Player Turned Evangelist, Preaches to 3,500 at a Chautauqua Meeting in Janesville, Wisconsin Janesville, Wisconsin Baseball Religion Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1915 The First County 4-H Camp in the United States Is Held at Camp Good Luck in Randolph County, West Virginia Randolph County, West Virginia 4H Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archives
1938 Seattle, Washington's First Aquarium Opens Seattle, Washington Aquariums Historic Firsts History Link
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower Signs the National Aeronautics and Space Act Creating NASA President Dwight D. Eisenhower Law NASA Cold War History Channel Texas State Historical Association
1971 No-Fault Divorces Are Allowed in Michigan Michigan Economics Law Michigan History Center
1992 At Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Coca-Cola Introduces Diet Coke Radio City Music Hall Coca-Cola Georgia Historical Society
1997 Atlanta Braves Knuckle Ball Pitcher Phil Niekro Strikes Out Four Pittsburgh Pirates in One Inning Atlanta, Georgia Baseball Major League Baseball Georgia Historical Society
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2008 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Centered Near Chino Hills Shakes Southern California Chino Hills, California Earthquake USGS