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Artists, Architects and Designers
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Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
1857 Thorstein Bunde Veblen (Wisconsin-born Economist, Social Commentator, Author) Wisconsin Scientists & Mathematicians Economists American Authors Wisconsin Historical Society
1947 Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (French-born Pioneer in AIDS Research; 2008 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology) Françoise Barré-Sinoussi Medical Research AIDS 2008 Nobel Laureate for Medcine and Physiology
Business Leaders
1863 Henry Ford (Michigan-born Founder of the Ford Motor Company) Henry Ford Automotives Inventors & Inventions Ford Motor Company
Military Leaders
Philsopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
1949 Mary Beth Whitman (Indiana-born Educator) Indiana Education Educators of Note
Political and Social Leaders
1838 Henry A. du Pont (U.S. Senator from Delaware; American Civil War, Medal of Honor Recipient) Delaware Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress American Civil War American Military Figures
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Performing Artists
1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austrian-American Actor; Governor of California) Austiran Performing Artists California Political and Social Leaders American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1961 Laurence Fishburne (Georgia-born African-American Tony Award Winning Actor) Georgia Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film African-American Performing Artists Tony Awards Internet Movie Database
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1782 Samuel McCulloch (West Virginia Frontiersman; Killed by Indians) West Virginia Explorers American Explorers Native American Heritage West Virginia State Archives
1902 Charles Rath (German-American Merchant) German Business Leaders Texas Business Leaders American Business Leaders Texas State Historical Association
1983 Lynn Fontanne (English Actress) English Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Broadway Database Internet Movie Database
2007 Ingmar Bergman (Swedish Film Director) Swedish Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
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1619 The Virginia General Assembly Convenes in Jamestown as the First Representative Legislative Body in North America Jamestown, Virginia Colonial Virginia Historic Firsts Virginia Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1730 James Oglethorpe Submits His First Request to Create a New British Colony in America James Oglethorpe Georgia Colonial Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1733 In Boston, 18 Men Organize North America's First Masonic Lodge Boston, Massachusetts Masons Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1836 In Ohio, Cincinnati Residents Destroy the Printing Press Used to Publish the anti-Slavery Paper The Philanthropist Cincinnati, Ohio Slavery Journalism Ohio Historical Society
1844 The New York Yacht Club Is Founded New York City Naval History New York Yacht Club New York Historical Society
1867 Texas Governor, James Webb Throckmorton, Is Removed from Office for Being an "Impediment to Reconstruction" Texas Political and Social Leaders Reconstruction Texas State Historical Association
1875 Samuel B. Axtell Becomes Governor of New Mexico New Mexico Political and Social Leaders New Mexico Magazine
1884 Minnesota's First Rail Shipment of Iron Ore Reaches Two Harbors Two Harbors, Minnesota Railroads Iron Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1898 Cuban General Garcia Defeats the Spanish Military at Holguin, Cuba Cuba Spain Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1901 DeFuniak Springs, Florida Is Incorporated DeFuniak Springs, Florida Florida Historical Society
1903 Plainville, Georgia Is Incorporated Plainville, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1904 The USS Burnside Transmits the First Message Across a Telegraph Cable It Is Laying Between Seattle, Washington and Sitka, Alaska Seattle, Washington Sitka, Alaska Telegraph Naval History Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1908 Riverdale, Georgia Is Incorporated Riverdale, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
Woodland, Georgia Is Incorporated Woodland, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1916 Birth Control Pioneer, Margaret Sanger, Is Arrested in Portland, Oregon for Selling "Obscene" Literature Portland, Oregon Margaret Sanger Birth Control Crime
1928 George Eastman Demonstrates Color Motion Pictures at Rochester, New York George Eastman Inventors and Inventions Film Historic Firsts Theatre History
1929 A Statue of the Capitoline Wolf with Romulus and Remus Is Presented to the City of Rome, Georgia by the Governor of Rome, Italy Rome, Italy Rome, Georgia Art Rome Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1932 The Summer Olympic Games Open in Los Angeles Los Angeles, California 1932 Summer Olympic Games Learn California
1936 David O. Selznick Pays Margaret Mitchell $50,000 for the Motion Picture Rights to Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell American Authors Business Film Gone with the Wind Georgia Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1945 The USS Indianapolis Is Torpedoed by a Japanese Submarine in the Philippine Sea and Sinks in 12 Minutes - 800 Crew Members Die Indianapolis, Indiana Naval Military History Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis Death U.S. Navy
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