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1813 John B. Nowland (Kentucky-born Author, Indiana Historian) Kentucky Authors Indiana History American Authors U.S. History
1819 Herman Melville (New York City-born Author of Moby Dick and Billy Bud) Herman Melville American Authors
1835 Elias Boudinot (Georgia-born Cherokee Journalist; Editor of the Little Rock, Arkansas True Democrat) Georgia Authors Little Rock, Arkansas Cherokee Journalism Oklahoma Historical Society Arkansas History Commission
Artists, Architects and Designers
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
1779 Francis Scott Key (Baltimore Lawyer Who Wrote the Words of "The Star-Spangled Banner" to the Tune of a Popular British Drinking Song) Francis Scott Key American Composers Star Spangled Banner
1913 Jerome Moross (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
Explorers, Pioneers, Aviators and Astronauts
1770 William Clark (Virginia-born Frontiersman, Military Leader; co-Leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) William Clark North American Explorers Lewis and Clark Expeditiion
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
Business Leaders
Military Leaders
Philsopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
1895 Benjamin Mays (South Carolina-born African-American Educator; Civil Rights Advocate) South Carolina Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Political and Social Leaders Georgia Historical Society
Political and Social Leaders
1900 Frank T. Hobson (Alabama-born Member of the Florida Supreme Court) Alabama Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Supreme Court
The Notorious
Performing Artists
1893 Ethwell "Eddy" Hanson (Wisconsin-born Theater and Radio Organist) Wisconsin Performing Artists The Organ Stage & Theater Radio Wisconsin Historical Society
1953 Robert Cray (Georgia-born Grammy-Winning African-American Blues Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter) Georgia Performing Artists Jazz & Blues American Songwriters African-American Performing Artists Robert Cray Band Georgia Historical Society
Sports Figures
1921 Jack Kramer (Nevada-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Jack Kramer International Tennis Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1866 John Ross (Alabama-born Cherokee Chief) John Ross Cherokee Georgia Historical Society
1970 Frances Farmer (Washington-born Actress) Washington Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1981 Paddy Chayefsky (New York City-born 3-time Academy-Award Winning Screenwriter, Dramatist) New York City Authors American Authors Television Filmmakers 1956 Academy Award for Screenplay for Marty 1972 Academy Award for Screenplay for The Hospital 1977 Academy Award for Screenplay for Network Internet Movie Database
2009 Corazon Aquino (President of the Republic of the Philippines) Corazon Aquino
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1704 23 Young Women from France, Arrive in Mobile, Alabama Aboard The Pelican to Serve as Wives for Male French Colonists France Mobile, Alabama Women Colonial America Alabama State Archives
1731 The First Election Is Held in Texas as the City Council of Villa of San Fernando de Bxar (San Antonio) Elect Alcaldes San Antonio Texas Elections Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1774 Caesar Rodney, Thomas McKean and George Read Are Chosen as Delaware's Delegates to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia Delaware Political and Social Leaders First Continental Congress State of Delaware
1775 Spanish Explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala, Captain of the San Carlos, Is the First European to Enter San Francisco Bay Spanish Explorers San Francisco Bay Bays North American Explorers Historic Firsts Hispanic Heritage Learn California
1780 A Military Force under George Rogers Clark Builds the First Military Fortifications at What Will Become Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio George Rogers Clark Forts Ohio Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1820 Lewis Cass, Governor of Michigan Territory, Negotiates a Peace Treaty between the Dakota and Ojibwe at Minnesota's Fort St. Anthony (Snelling) Fort Snelling, Minnesota Michigan Political and Social Leaders Lewis Cass Native-American Tribes Forts Historic U.S. Documents Minnesota Historical Society
1831 Lewis Cass Resigns as Michigan's Second Governor to Serve as President Andrew Jackson's Secretary of War Michigan Political and Social Leaders Lewis Cass Secretary of Defense President Andrew Jackson Michigan History Center
1832 Elias Boudinot Resigns as Editor of the Cherokee Phoenix Over Disagreement About Possible Relocation of the Cherokee Cherokee Journalism Westward Expansion Georgia Historical Society
Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin Is Established When 1,300 U.S. Army and Militia Encamp in the Area Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin U.S. Military Westward Expansion Wisconsin Historical Society
Chief Blackhawk and His Sauk Warriors Are Ambushed by the Steamboat Supposed to Carry Them Across the Mississippi to Safety Wisconsin Sauk Indians Mississippi River Steamboats War Wisconsin Historical Society
1849 Henry H. Sibley Is Elected Delegate to Congress and Other State Officers Are Chosen in Minnesota's First Territorial Election Minnesota Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Elections Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1848 After Buying All Picks and Shovels in Portland, Oregon, the Captain of the Schooner Honolulu Announces Gold Has Been Discovered in California Portland, Oregon Caifornia California Gold Rush Business
1860 Construction Is Completed on the 624-mile Mullen Military Road from Fort Walla Walla, Washington to Fort Benton, Montana Walla Walla, Washington Fort Benton, Montana Transportation American Military History Link
1861 Confederate Colonel John R. Baylor Declares Himself Governor of the Territory of Arizona, Including All of New Mexico South of the 34th Parallel Arizona New Mexico American Civil War Texas State Historical Association New Mexico Magazine
1862 Yellow Fever Breaks Out Aboard Federal Naval Vessels In Key West, Florida Key West, Florida Yellow Fever Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1870 In Minnesota, the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad Inaugurates Rail Travel between St. Paul and Duluth Minnesota Railroads Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1878 In Boston, Thousands Protest the Imprisonment of Ezra Heywood on Obscenity Charges for Advocating Women's Rights Boston, Masachusetts Women's Rights Human Rights/Civil Rights Crime Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
In La Crosse, Wisconsin, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Begin Their Prayer Vigil That Remains Continuous to This Date La Crosse, Wisconsin Catholicism Religion Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Wisconsin Historical Society
1892 37-year-old John Philip Sousa Quits the U.S. Marine Corps Band to Form His Own 100-piece Marching Band John Philip Sousa Popular Musicians U.S. Marine Corps Band American Public Media
1898 Spanish Soldiers Resume Their Attack on American Soldiers at Malate in the Philippine Islands Philippines Spain Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Arroyo and Guayama, Puerto Rico Are Captured by American Troops, Who Also Occupy the Town of Juan Diaz Puerto Rico Spain Spanish-American War Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1893 In West Virginia, the Tucker County Records Are Forcibly Moved From St. George to the New County Seat at Parsons Tucker County, West Virginia West Virginia State Archvies
1899 In St. Augustine, Florida, D.E. Thompson Announces His Purchase of The Daily Herald from Charles F. Hopkins St. Augustine, Florida Journalism Business Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1904 In Florida, Dredging Begins on the Deepwater Channel for the Port of Miami, Employing Hundreds of Workers Around the Clock Miami, Florida Naval History Business Port of Miami Florida Historical Society
1912 Bridgeboro, Georgia Is Incorporated Bridgeboro, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
Howell, Georgia Is Incorporated Howell, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1936 Benjamin Mays Is Named President of Morehouse College South Carolina Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders Morehouse College Georgia Historical Society
1939 The Florida Legislature Creates the Florida Highway Patrol Florida State Leglislature Automotives Law Enforcement Floirda highway Patrol Florida Historical Society
1942 Florida Caverns State Park at Marianna Opens to the Public Florida Parks Florida Caverns State Park Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1977 In Alaska, the ARCO Juneau Is the First Tanker to Leave Valdez with Prudhoe Bay Oil Valdez, Alaska Naval History Business Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1981 In Miami, Maria Marinello Korvick Is the First Hispanic Woman to Serve as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida Miami, Florida Female American Political Leaders Florida Courts Hispanic Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1982 Hank Aaron Is Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Hank Aaron Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
1989 Duluth, Minnesota Holds Its First Bayfront Blues Festival Duluth, Minnesota Jazz & Blues Historic Firsts Bayfront Blues Festival Minnesota Historical Society
1996 Shirley Abrahamson Becomes the First Female Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Law Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2007 Interstate Highway Bridge Across the Mississippi River at Minneapolis Collapses Killing 13 People I-35W Bridge Collapse Bridges Transportation Death National Public Radio