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1924 Carroll O'Connor (New York City-born Actor; Winner of 4 Emmy Awards as Archie Bunker in All in the Family) New York City Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
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1923 Warren G. Harding (Ohio-born 29th President of the United States; Heart of Attack in San Francisco) Ohio Political and Social Leaders San Francisco, California President Warren Harding American Presidents The Heart LearnCalifornia
1956 Albert Woolson (New York-born Carpenter; the Last Surviving Union Veteran of the American Civil War) New York Military Figures American Civil War Morrisville State Colllege
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1776 George Read, Thomas McKean and Caesar Rodney Sign the Declaration of Independence for Delaware Delaware Political and Social Leaders Declaration of Independence State of Delaware
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1819 The First Alabama Constitution Is Adopted Alabama Historic U.S. Documents Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
1832 Chief Black Hawk and His Sauk Are Nearly Wiped Out at the Battle of Bad Axe in Present-Day Wisconsin Wisconsin Sauk Indiana Historical Society Wisconsin Historical Society
Texas Settlers Drive Mexican Troops Out of Nacogdoches Mexico Nacogdoches, Texas Hispanic Heritage Death Texas State Historical Association
1847 The U.S. Government and Ojibwe Sign a Treaty Establishing the Long Prairie Reservation Between Minnesota's Watab and Crow Wing Rivers Minnesota Ojibwe Minnesota Historical Society
1861 The First Michigan Infantry Returns to a Heroes' Welcome in Detroit Having Completed Its 90-day Enlistment Detroit, Michigan American Civil War Michigan Hiestory Center
1864 The Schooner, U.S.S. Stonewall, Moves up Florida's Manatee River, Destroying a Sawmill, a Gristmill and a Sugar Mill Florida Rivers Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1870 The Texas Legislature Approves the Charter of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Texas Government Missouri Kansas Railroad Texas State Historical Association
1878 Sisters of Providence Open Seattle, Washington's First Hospital Seattle, Washington Health Care Catholicism Historic Firsts History Link
1882 The Commissioners of Pecos County, Texas Officially Appoint Roy Bean Justice of the Peace Pecos County, Texas Notorious Persons of Kentucky Notorious Americans Law Texas State Historical Association
1894 In Florida, The Suwannee Democrat Begins Publication Florida Media Journalism Historic Firsts The Suwannee Democrat Florida Historical Society
1898 Spain Accepts the U.S. Ultimatum to End the Spanish-American War Spain Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1909 Fire Destroys the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington Everett, Washington Fire History Link
1917 The Last Three-Masted Schooner, "Albert F. Paul," Is Launched from Milford, Delaware Milford, Delaware Naval History State of Delaware
1923 U.S. President Warren Harding Dies in San Francisco While on a Tour of the West Coast and Alaska San Francisco, California President Warren Harding American Presidents Death LearnCalifornia
1924 Fire Destroys the Power Plant at Alaska's Kennecott Mine Alaska Labor Electricity Fire Alaska Historical Society
1928 President Calvin Coolidge Visits Virginia, Minnesota and Tours the Iron Mines Virginia, Minnesota President Calvin Coolidge Labor Iron Business Minnesota Historical Society
1935 The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opens in Ashland with Taming of the Shrew Before a Crowd of 700 Ashland, Oregon William Shakespeare Taming of the Shrew Historic Firsts Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1961 The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) and His Horse, Silver, Appear at the Rock County, Wisconsin 4-H Fair Rock County, Wisconsin Clayton Moore American Performing Artists Television Wisconsin Historical Society
1965 2,500 Members of the Ku Klux Klan Rally on a Farm Near Bear, Delaware Bear, Delaware Ku Klux Klan State of Delaware
1983 The U.S. House of Representatives Approves (338-90) the 3rd Monday in January as a Federal Holiday in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Congress Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Day Georgia Historical Society
1991 Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-43) Is Launched on an 8-day Mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Exploration NASA Florida Historical Society
1997 In Atlanta, Georgia, 1,200 Detonations Implode the 32-year-old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Atlanta, Georgia Architecture Georgia Historical Society
1999 President Bill Clinton Includes All 55 West Virginia Counties in a Federal Drought Disaster Area West Virginia President Bill Clinton Farming & Agrciulture Drought Business West Virginia Historical Society
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