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Children's Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1892 Ruth Suckow (Iowa-born Short-Story Writer, Novelist, Memoirist, Essayist ) Iowa Authors American Authors
Artists, Architects and Designers
1902 Alice Dickerson Montemayor (Texas-born Folk Artist) Texas Artists American Artists Texas State Historical Association
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
Explorers, Pioneers, Aviators and Astronauts
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
Business Leaders
Military Leaders
Philsopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
Political and Social Leaders
1779 Henry M. Ridgely (Delaware-born Governor, U.S. Senator) Delaware Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1827 George Franklin Drew (New Hampshire-born 12th Governor of Florida: 1877-1881) New Hampshire Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1856 R. Minor Wallace (Arkansas-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Arkansas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Arkansas Historiy Commission
1878 Harry Leslie (Governor of Indiana: 1929-1933) Indiana Political and Social Leaders
The Notorious
Performing Artists
1930 Abbey Lincoln (Chicago-born African-American Jazz Singer) Abbey Lincoln Jazz African-American Performing Artists
1936 Charlie Haden (Iowa-born Bluegrass Bassist) Iowa Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Internet Movie Database National Public Radio
Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1726 Antonio Margil de Jesús (Spanish Missionary to Texas) Spanish Political and Social Leaders Texas Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Texas State Historical Association
1847 Henry M. Ridgely (Delaware-born Governor, U.S. Senator) Delaware Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1914 Ellen Axson Wilson (Georgia-born Wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Ellen Axson Wilson
1945 Hiram Johnson (California-born Governor, U.S. Senator) California Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
Richard Bong (Wisconsin-born Ace Fighter Pilot Killed in Crash as Test Pilot) Wisconsin Explorers and Aviators Aviation Military History World War II Minnesota  Historical Society Wisconsin Historical Society
1978 Edward Durell Stone (Arkansas-born Architect) Arkansas Artists and Architects Architecture Florida Historical Society
2012 Marvin Hamlisch (New York City-born Emmy, Oscar, Tony & Grammy Award Winning Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
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Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1754 England's King George II Commissions Captain John Reynolds as Governor-in-Chief of His Majesty's Province of Georgia England  King George II Georgia Colonial Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1763 Colonel Augustine Prevost of the British Army Accepts Possession of West Florida from the Spanish at Pensacola Great Britain Spain Pensacola, Florida Colonial America Florida Historical Society
1779 In Augusta, John Wereat Is Elected President of the Georgia Patriot Temporary Government Known as the Supreme Executive Council. Georgia Government Elections Georgia Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1842 The University of Michigan Awards Bachelor of Arts Degrees to 10 Students Who Compose Its First Graduating Class Michigan Education Education Historic Firsts University of Michigan Michigan Hiestory Center
1845 The New British Charge d'Affaires to Texas Arrives at the Port of Galveston Great Britain Republic of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1862 Laden with War Materials, the Blockade Runner Columbia Arrives in Key West under Guard by the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba Key West, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 Alterations Begin in the Bahamas to Convert the British-Built Oreto into the Confederate Gunboat Florida The Bahamas Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 The Federal Gunboat Metacomet Arrives in Pensacola with Confederate and Union Wounded From Fighting Around Mobile, Alabama Pensacola, Florida Mobile, Alabama Naval Military History Battle of Mobile Florida Historical Society
Confederate Lines Repel Union Advances at Georgia's Utoy Creek Georgia Battle of Utoy Creek Georgia Historical Society
1867 4 Men Complete the First Documented Ascent of Mt. Hood in a 5 1/2-Hour Climb Oregon Mount Hood Mountain Climbing Historic Firsts SalemOregon.com
1868 Present State Seal of Florida Is Authorized Florida State Symbols Florida Historical Society
1872 Brinkley, Arkansas Is Incorporated Brinkley, Arkansas Arkansas Historiy Commission
1873 Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Meets for the First Time in Charlestown Charlestown, West Virginia Law Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archives
1875 Newport, Arkansas Is Incorporated Newport, Arkansas Arkansas Historiy Commission
1886 African-American Journalist John Quincy Adams Arrives in St. Paul, Minnesota to Serve as Editor of the Western Appeal St. Paul, Minnesota Kentucky Authors Journalism African-American Authors Minnesota Historical Society
1898 American Troops under the Command of General William Shafter Begin Their Evacuation of Santiago, Cuba Cuba Yellow Fever Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1907 Georgia Governor Hoke Smith Signs an Act Instituting Statewide Prohibition Effective January 1, 1908 Georgia Government Drugs and Substance Abuse Law Georgia Historical Society
1945 The United States Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Killing 100,000 People and Destroying 90% of the City's Buildings Hiroshima, Japan Aviation Military History Atomic Bomb Bombing Hiroshima History Link
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1965 President Lyndon Johnson Signs the Voting Rights Act with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Attendance President Lyndon Johnson Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights/Civil Rights Voting Rights Law African-American Heritage Georgia Historical Society
1966 Houston Oilman Ralph A. Johnston Gives His 254-Acre Paisano Ranch to the University of Texas Texas Business Leaders Philanthropy Farming & Ranching University of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1967 Demolition Begins on the Orpheum Theatre in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Stage & Theater History Link
1969 12 Tornadoes Leave 15 People Dead in the Northern Minnesota Lake Resort Area Minnesota Tornadoes Death Minnesota Historical Society
1972 Hank Aaron's 661st Home Run in a Braves Uniform Sets a Major League Record for Most Home Runs by a Player for a Single Franchise Hank Aaron Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
1974 A Burlington Northern Chemical Tank Car Explodes in South Wenatchee, Washington, Killing 2 People and Injuring 66 South Wenatchee, Washington Railroad Chemistry Fire Death History Link
1984 The Atlanta Braves Retired the Number of Knuckleball Pitcher Phil Niekro Atlanta, Georgia Ohio Sports Figures Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame Georgia Historical Society
1989 The Boston Red Sox Retire Carl Yastrzemski's Number 8 Boston, Massachusetts Carl Yastrzemski Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1997 The Mumford Sheet Metal Works Burns Down in Selbyville, Delaware Selbyville, Delaware Business Fire State of Delaware
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2007 In Utah, the Crandall Canyon Mine Collapse Kills 6 Miners and 3 Rescuers Utah Labor Death CNN