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1816 George H. Thomas (Virginia-born Union General) Virginia Military Figures American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1817 Philip Cook (Georgia-born Union General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War
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1892 Herbert Armstrong (Iowa-born Evangelist; Founder of the Worldwide Church of God) Iowa Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Worldwide Church of God
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1826 George Hoadly (Connecticut-born 36th Governor of Ohio) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Historical Society
1863 Sidney Johnston Catts (Alabama-born 22nd Governor of Florida: 1917-1921) Alabama Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
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1886 Franz Liszt (Hungarian Composer) Franz Liszt Composers
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1804 The First Issue of Indiana's First Newspaper, the "Indiana Gazette," Is Published in Vincennes Vincennes, Indiana Journalism Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Association
1817 French Pirate Louis Michel Aury Resigns His Mexican Commission as Ruler of Galveston Island Notorious French Mexico Galveston County, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1837 The First Trains Reach Wilmington, Delaware From Baltimore, Maryland with Cars Being Ferried over the Susquehanna River Wilmington, Delaware Baltimore, Maryland Railroad Rivers Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1846 238 Followers of Sam Brannon Arrive at San Francisco, California Hoping to Found a Mormon Colony Outside of the U.S. San Francisco, California Mormons Westward Expansion Learn Califormia
1859 Minnesota Governor Henry H. Sibley Declares Wright County to be in a State of Insurrection and Orders in the State Militia to Restore Peace Wright County, Minnesota Crime Minnesota Historical Society
Union General George Stoneman Surrenders His Cavalry Force to Confederate General Joe Wheeler, East of Macon, Georgia Macon Georgia American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1866 The Army Corps of Engineers Arrives in St. Paul, Minnesota to Bridge the Mississippi River St, Paul, Minnesota Bridges Mississippi River Minnesota Historical Society
1869 The Steamer Active Arrives in Sitka, Alaska with Former Secretary of State William H. Seward and His Party on Board Sitka, Alaska William Seward Steamboat U.S. Secretary of  State Alaska Historical Society
1898 American Troops Are Welcomed by the Citizens of Yauco, Puerto Rico, Following the Evacuation of Spanish Soldiers Spain Yauco, Puerto Rico Spanish-American War Hispanic Heritage Florida Historical Society
American Troops Repel an Attack by Spanish Soldiers Near Manila in the Philippines Spain The Philippines Spanish-American War Hispanic Heritage Florida Historical Society
1899 Snoqualmie Falls Generators Begin Producing Electricity for Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Electricity Historic Firsts History Link
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1905 A Cooperative Apartment Is Converted into the Chelsea Hotel and Will Be Home to Some of New York City's Most Creative Artists and Writers Chelsea Hotel, New York City American Authors American Artists Chelsea Hotel New York Historical Society
1910 Minnesota's Split Rock Lighthouse Opens Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota Lighthouses Minnesota Historical Society
1920 Alpharetta, Georgia Is Incorporated Alpharetta, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1928 In Minnesota, the St. Paul Southern Electric Railway Ends 14 Years of Service Between St. Paul and Hastings Minnesota Railroads Minnesota Historical Society
1935 The Deception Pass and Canoe Pass Bridges Are Dedicated at the Northern End of Washington's Puget Sound Puget Sound, Washington Bridges History Link
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1954 Playing the Brooklyn Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves First Baseman Joe Adcock Hits 4 Home Runs and a Double Milwaukee Sports Figures Baseball Major League Baseball Georgia Historical Society
1955 WHIS-TV Debuts in Bluefield, West Virginia Bluefield, West Virginia Television WHIS West Virginia State Archvies
1960 Speaking in New York City, Elijah Muhammad, Leader of the Nation of Islam, Calls for Creation of a Black State in America New York City Elijah Muhammad Islam Racism African-American Heritage Georgia Historical Society
1965 In Texas, Tarrant County Junior College Is Founded Tarrant County, Texas Education Tarrant County College Texas State Historical Association
1985 Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, Coca-Cola Becomes the First Soft Drink in Space Space Shuttle Coca-Cola Foods & Nutrition Historic Firsts Georgia Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2008 NASA Definitvely Confirms the Presence of Water on Mars Mars Water NASA