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1964 Flannery O'Connor (Georgia-born Author) Flannery O'Connor American Authors
1977 Alfred Lunt (Wisconsin-born Stage 4-time Tony Award-Winning Actor, Producer) Wisconsin Performing Artists American Performing Artists 4-time Tony Award-Winning Actor, Producer Internet Broadway Database
2008 Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Russian-born 1970 Nobel Laureate for Literature) Alexander Solzhenitsyn Cold War 1970 Nobel Laureate for Literature
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1763 Spain Transfers Possession of Florida to Britain in Exchange for the Return of the City of Havana, Cuba Spain Great Britain Cuba Florida Colonial America Hispanic Heritage Florida Historical Society
1778 Milan's Teatro alla Scala (La Scala) Opens with a Performance of "L'Europa riconosciuta" by Italian Opera Composer Antonio Salieri La Scala Antonio Salieri Opera Historic Firsts Composers Datebook
1779 In Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Mozart Finishes His "Posthorn" Serenade Salzburg, Austria Wolfgang Mozart Composers Datebook
1795 The Paris Conservatory of Music Is Founded by the National Revolutionary Convention Paris Conservatory of Music Classical Music Composers Datebook
12 Native Tribes Sign the Treaty of Greenville Ceding to the U.S. the Southern 2/3 of Ohio and Part of SE Indiana Ohio Indiana Native-American Heritage Treaty of Greenville Indiana Historical Society Michigan History Center
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1829 Gioacchino Rossini's Opera, "Guillaume Tell" (William Tell), Premieres at the Paris Opéra Paris Opéra Rossini Composers Opera Historic Firsts Composers Datebook
1837 Northern New Mexicans Protest the Mexican Government's Unfair Taxation and Poor Military Protection Mexico New Mexico Human Rights/Civil Rights Taxes Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1849 The Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge in Ohio Names Charles K. Smith Master of the First Masonic Lodge in Minnesota Ohio Minnesota Masons Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1857 The Iowa State Constitution Is Adopted by Popular Vote Iowa Voting Historic U.S. Documents State Historical Society of Iowa
Minnesota's First Organized Game of Baseball Is Played Minnesota Baseball Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1864 Members of the 8th U.S. Colored Troops Arrive in Palatka, Florida and Save a 25-man Detachment of the Union's 40th Massachusetts Cavalry Palatka, Florida Massachusetts, Military Figures American Civil War African-American Military Figures Florida Historical Society
1895 Lake Village, Arkansas Is Incorporated Lake Village, Arkansas Arkansas Historiy Commission
1898 American Forces under the Command of General Brooke Arrive at Arroyo, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Spain Spanish-American War Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
In Colorado County, Texas, the Murder of Sheriff Candidate Larkin Hope Ignites a 9-year Feud Colorado County, Texas Politics Crime Death Texas State Historical Association
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1904 Atlanta, Georgia Suffers Its First Recorded Automobile Fatality Atlanta, Georgia Automotives Death Historic Firsts Georgia Historical Society
1908 Allensworth Township Is Established as the Only California Town to be Founded, Financed and Governed by African Americans Allensworth, California African-American Heritage Learn California
1910 Georgia Is the 9th State to Ratify the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Approving a National Income Tax Georgia Government 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Taxes Georgia Historical Society
1913 In California, Violence Erupts in a Yuba County Hops Field Where 2800 Workers Are Seeking Work Yuba County, California Farming & Agriculture Labor LearnCalifornia
1920 Blythe, Georgia Is Incorporated Blythe, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1922 WGY in New York Makes the First Radio Sound Effect, Slamming Two Wood Blocks Together to Imitate a Door Closing New York City Media Radio Sound Historic Firsts Theatre History
1923 Calvin Coolidge Is Sworn In as President of the United States Following the Death of President Warren Harding in San Francisco President Calvin Coolidge President Warren Harding American Presidents Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1933 Longacres Racetrack Opens in Renton, Washington Renton, Washington Horse Racing History Link
1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt Visits Grand Coulee Dam Washington President Franklin D. Roosevelt Columbia River Grand Coulee Dam History Link
1936 African-American Jessie Owens Wins His 1st of 4 Gold Medals at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany Nazi Germany Jessie Owens Track and Field Hall of Fame 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics African-American Sports Figures Alabama State Archives
1940 West Virginia Day Is Held at the New York World's Fair New York City West Virginia West Virginia Archives
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1958 The First Successful Test of the 85-foot Tall Atlas Missile Takes Place at Cape Canaveral, Florida Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Exploration Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1961 John Cage's "Atlas Eclipticalis" is Premiered in Montréal Montreal Canada John Cage American Composers Historic Firsts Composers Datebook
1997 Former Atlanta Braves Knuckleballer Phil Niekro Is Inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Atlanta, Georgia Ohio Sports Figures Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame Georgia Historical Society
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