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Children's Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1876 Mary Ritter Beard (Indiana-born Historian) Indiana Authors American Authors U.S. History
1889 Conrad Aiken (Georgia-born Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Poet) Georgia Authors Poetry 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Georgia Historical Society
1934 Wendell Berry (Kentucky-born Poet) Wendell Berry Poetry
Artists, Architects and Designers
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
Explorers, Pioneers, Aviators and Astronauts
1930 Neil A. Armstrong (Ohio-born Astronaut; First Human to Walk on the Moon) Neil A. Armstrong Astronauts Lunar Exploration NASA
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
Business Leaders
Military Leaders
Philsopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
Political and Social Leaders
The Notorious
Performing Artists
1906 John Huston (Missouri-born Academy Award-Winning Film Director) Missouri Performing Artists Filmmakers 1948 Academy Award for Directing The Treasure of Sierre Madre Internet Movie Database
1945 Loni Anderson (Minnesota-born Actress) Minnesota Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Internet Movie Database
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1866 William Burton (Governor of Delaware: 1859-1863) Delaware Political and Social Leaders
1900 James Augustine Healy (Georgia-born Catholic Priest; First African-American Roman Catholic Bishop) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Catholicism African-American Political and Social Leaders Georgia Historical Society
1962 Marilyn Monroe (Los Angeles-born Actress; Drug Overdose) Marilyn Monroe American Performing Artists Film Internet Movie Database
1994 C.A. Weslager (Pennsylvania-born Delaware Historian) Pennsylvania Authors Delaware History American Authors U.S. History
2000 Alec Guinness (English Academy Award-Winning Actor) English Performing Artists Actors Film 1957 Academy Award for Lead Actor in   The Bridge on the River Kwai Internet Movie Database
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1735 In New York, John Peter Zenger Is Found "Not Guilty" on the Charge of Publishing "Seditious Libels" John Peter Znger Colonial New York Journalism Law First Amendment University of Missouri Law School, Kansas City
1774 Georgia's Royal Governor James Wright Issues a Proclamation Prohibiting Assembly to Protest British Policy Great Britain Georgia Colonial Georgia Law Georgia Historical Society
1790 John Fitch's Steamboat Makes a Scheduled Trip from Philadelphia to Christiana, Delaware Near Wilmington Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wilmington, Delaware John Fitch Steamboats State of Delaware
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1838 In Texas, the First Permanent Settler Arrives at Point Bolivar Galveston County, Texas Westward Expansion Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1845 Benjamin Byrd Takes Office as the First State Treasurer for Florida Florida Government Economics Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville Are Among a Small Group Who Climb to the Top of Massachusetts' Monument Mountain Nathaniel Hawthorne Herman Melville American Authors Monument Mountain Massachusetts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1851 The Treaty of Mendota Transfers to the U.S. Government Most Southern Minnesota Land Owned by the Mdewakanton and Wahpekute Bands of Dakota Minnesota Dakota Historic U.S. Documents Minnesota Historical Foundation
1861 The Federal Ship Jamestown Seizes the Alvarado, the First Capture of a Blockade Runner in Florida Waters Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1864 The Battle of Mobile Bay Begins as U.S. Admiral David Farragut, Assaults Confederate Defenses Guarding the Approach to Mobile Bay Alabama Naval Military History Battle of Mobile Bay Alabama State Archives
1884 In New York City, the Cornerstone Is Laid for the Pedestal of the Statue of Liberty New York City Statue of Liberty New York Historical Society
1889 Stuttgart, Arkansas Is Incorporated Stuttgart, Arkansas Arkansas Historiy Commission
1898 The War Department Orders the Withdrawal from Cuba of All American Soldiers Not Already Suffering from Yellow Fever Cuba Yellow Fever Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1906 West of Dania, Florida, the Everglades Land and Sugar Company Begins Ditching Operations in Preparation for Sugar Planting Dania, Florida Farming & Agriculture Business Florida Historical Society
1910 Georgia Law Makes It a Misdemeanor to Bet on Elections in the State Georgia Government Elections Crime Law Georgia Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1989 Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell and Willie Wood Are Inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame Professional Football Hall of Fame
1992 The West Virginia State Board of Education Takes Control of Logan County Schools Logan County, West Virginia Education West Virginia State Archive
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2012 NASA Lands Curiosity Science Laboratory on Mars Mars NASA