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1913 Robert Hayden (Detroit-born African-American Poet) Detroit Authors Poets African-American Authors Michigan History Center
Artists, Architects and Designers
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1910 William Schuman (New York City-born Composer Awarded the First (1943) Pulitzer Prize for Music) New York City Composers American Composers 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Music
1912 David Raskin (Philadelphia-born Composer of More Than 100 Film Scores) Pennsylvania Composers American Composers Film
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1916 Amos Owen (South Dakota-born Dakota Tribal Leader) South Dakota Political and Social Leaders Dakota
1961 Barack Obama (Hawaiian-born African-American U.S. Senator from Illinois; Democratic Candidate for President of the United States) Barack Obama Illinois Political and Social Leaders 2008 Presidential Campaign U.S. Senate African-American Political and Social Leaders
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1860 Obed Hussey (Maine-born Inventor Who Received the First Patent for a Reaper) Maine Scientists & Inventors Farming Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Ohio Historical Society
1874 John Catlin (Dane County, Wisconsin's First Lawyer, District Attorney, County Judge, Postmaster; President of the State's First Railroad) Dane County, Wisconsin Railroad Wisconsin Historical Society
1895 Marcellus Augustus Stovall (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1904 James Taylor Lewis (New York-born Governor of Wisconsin 1864 - 1866) New York Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1919 Mary Ellen (Nellie) Black (Georgia-born Education and Women's Rights Advocate) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Women's Rights Education Georgia Historical Society
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1769 The La Brea Tar Pits Are Discovered in Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California Earth Science La Brea Tar Pits LearnCalifornia
1782 Wolfgang Mozart Marries Constanze Weber at St. Stephen's Church in Vienna, Austria Wolfgang Mozart Composers Composers Datebook
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1836 In a Ceremony Near Logansport, Indiana, Miami Indians Accept $26,000 in Goods for Land Ceded to the U.S. Government Logansport, Indiana Miami Indians Economics Indiana Historical Society
1840 The First Court in Little River County, Arkansas Is Held in Rocky Comfort Little River County, Arkansas Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts Arkansas Historiy Commission
1842 The U.S. Congress Passes the Armed Occupation Act Providing Incentives for the Settlement of Eastern and Southern Florida Florida U.S. Congress Seminole Indians Historic U.S. Documents Florida Historical Society
1854 The U.S. Congress Passes Legislation Giving Squatters in Minnesota the Right to Purchase Their Land Minnesota U.S. Congress Housing Economics Law Westward Expansion Minnesota Historical Society
The U.S. Congress Officially Annexes Lands of the Gadsden Purchase, Including 29M Acres of New Mexico's Southern Frontier New Mexico U.S. Congress Economics Westward Expansion New Mexico Magazine
1857 The 3rd in a Series of 4 Arson Fires Destroys Several Buildings in St. Paul, Minnesota, Opening Them for Looting St. Paul, Minnesota Fire Crime Minnesota Historical Society
1862 U.S. War Department General Order No.99 for the Draft of 300,000 Troops, Prompts Protest Riots in Port Washington, Wisconsin Port Washington, Wisconsin American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Society
1864 3,000 Federal Troops - Many of Them Former Slaves - Arrive as Reinforcements for Hilton Head, South Carolina Hilton Head, South Carolina American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1889 Fire Destroys Almost All of Downtown Spokane, Washington Spokane, Washington Fire Business History Link
1892 Lizzie Borden's Banker Father and His Wife Are Hacked to Death with a Hatchet in Their Fall River, Massachusetts Home Fall River, Massachusetts Crime Death Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1898 Adas Kodesch Baron de Hirsch Congregation Is Dedicated as the First Jewish Synagogue in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Judiasm Historic Firsts State of Delaware
American Generals Petition to Remove Their Soldiers from Cuba and Prevent Further Casualties Due to Yellow Fever Cuba Yellow Fever Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1914 Delaware's Governor Is Aboard a German-American Cruise Ship That Is Impounded for a Month in England Due to the Outbreak of War England Delaware's Political and Social Leaders Naval History World War I State of Delaware
1927 Charles Lindbergh Lands the Spirit of St. Louis at Langin Field in Moundsville, West Virginia Moundsville, West Virgina Charles Lindbergh Aviation History West Virginia State Archive
1938 Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Sails from Seattle, Washington on an Inspection Trip to Alaska Seattle, Washington Alaska U.S. Department of the Interior Naval History Alaska Historical Historical
1941 Lt. Gov. Coke Stevenson Becomes Governor of Texas as Governor O'Daniel Resigns to Become a U.S. Senator Texas Political and Social Leaders Politics U.S. Congress Texas State Historical Association
1942 The U.S. Mexican Farm Labor Program Guarantees 30/hr. and Humane Treatment for Mexican Farm Workers in the U.S. Mexico United States Government Immigration Labor Farming & Agriculture Economics Law Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
33-year-old Joseph McCarthy Is Sworn In as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Joseph McCarthy U.S. Congress World War II McCarthyism Wisconsin Historical Society
1944 47 Railroad Workers Are Killed When a Train Derails in Stockton, Georgia Stockton, Georgia Railroad Death Georgia Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1984 Cypriot Freighter Wellwood Rams Florida's Molasses Reef, Destroying Much of the Only Living Coral Reef in the Continental U.S. Cyprus Florida Naval History Earth Science Coral Reefs Florida Historical Society
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