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1921 Karel Husa (Czech-American Composer, Conductor Awarded the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Music for His String Quartet No. 3) Czech Composers Composers 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Music for His String Quartet No. 3
1925 Julián Orbón (Spanish-American Composer) Spanish Composers Composers Latin-American Composers
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1742 Nathanael Greene (Rhode Island-born American Revolutionary War General) Rhode Island Military Figures American Revolution
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1833 Powell Clayton (Pennsylvania-born Governor of Arkansas) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Arkansas Political and Social Leaders
1849 Frank Weber (Wisconsin-born Labor Leader) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Labor Wisconsin Historical Society
1904 Ralph Bunche (Detroit-born Statesman; First African American Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize) Ralph Bunche American Government United Nations African-American Political and Social Leaders 1950 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1927 George Busbee (Two-Term Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Georgia Historical Society
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1942 Garrison Keillor (Minnesota-born Author, Humorist, Creator of A Prairie Home Companion) Minnesota Performing Artists Radio American Authors National Public Radio
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1817 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (French-American Economist, Political Reformer) Parisian Political and Social Leaders Delaware Political and Social Leaders Economics
1936 Marion Zioncheck (Polish-American Member of the U.S. Congress from Washington; Suicide) Polish Political and Social Leaders Washington Political and Social Leaders Polish Immigrants U.S. Congress Find-a-Grave History Link
1957 Oliver Hardy (Georgia-born Comedic Actor) Oliver Hardy Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1989 Mickey Leland (Texas-born African-American Member of the U.S. Congress; Plane Crash in Ethiopia) Ethiopia Mickey Leland U.S. Congress Air Disasters African-American Political and Social Leaders Texas State Historical Association
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1719 At Pensacola, Florida, the French Fort San Carlos Is Surrendered Unconditionally to Spanish Forces France Spain Pensacola, Florida Forts Colonial America Florida Historical Society
1775 At St. Augustine, Florida, 27 American Rebels Remove More than 100 Barrels of Gunpowder from the British Sloop, Brigantine Great Britain St. Augustine, Florida Naval Military History Colonial America Florida Historical Society
1790 Creek Tribal Leaders Sign the Treaty of New York, Ceding Land Between Georgia's Oconee and Ogeechee Rivers New York City Georgia Creek Indians Treaty of New York Georgia Historical Society
1791 Near Logansport, Indiana, 500 Kentucky Volunteers Destroy the Miami Indian Village of Chief Little Turtle, Taking 34 Prisoners Logansport, Indiana Kentucky Military Figures Miami Indians Indiana Historical Society
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1840 Survivors Are Rescued from a Seminole Massacre at Indian Key, Florida Florida Seminole, Indians Indian Key State Park Florida Historical Society
1844 German Language Newspaper, The Banner, Is First Published in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Germany Milwaukee, Wisconsin German Immigrants Journalism Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1852 In Texas, Alexander Cockrell Pays $7,000 for a Portion of a Homestead That Includes the Dallas Townsite and Trinity River Ferry Dallas, Texas Economics Texas State Historical Association
1854 In Texas, Lowry Scrutchfield Is Elected as the First Bosque County Judge Bosque County, Texas Elections Law Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1855 California's "Know Nothing" Party Holds Its First Convention in Sacramento Sacramento California Third-Party Politics Historic Firsts LearnCalifornia
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
1868 In Washington, the Seattle Library Association Is Formed Seattle, Washington Libraries Seattle Public Library History Link
1876 In Washington, the Seattle YMCA Is Founded Seattle, Washington Seattle YMCA History Link
1877 Marianna, Arkansas Is Incorporated Marianna, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1878 15-year-old George Thomas, an Operator for Western Union's Portland Office, Places Oregon's First Telephone Call Portland, Oregon Telephone Historic Firsts Western Union
1882 Ellison Hatfield Is Mortally Wounded at an Election Day Gathering in Kentucky, Further Fueling the Hatfield-McCoy Feud Kentucky Hatfield-McCoy Feud Notorious Americans West Virginia State Archives
1891 The City of San Antonio, Florida Is Originally Incorporated San Antonio, Florida Florida Historical Society
1898 Invading American Troops Defeat Spanish Forces Garrisoned at Guayomo, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1916 Georgia Law Creates a State Board to Oversee the Examining and Licensing of Optometrists Georgia Government Medicine Law Georgia Historical Society
1918 In Delaware, Temperatures Reach 107 Degrees in New Castle County and 112 Degrees in Milford Delaware Temperature State of Delaware
1938 A Pan-American Airways "Baby Clipper" Lands on the Juneau, Alaska Airfield While on a Trial Flight Juneau, Alaska Aviation History Alaska Historical Society
1940 The NAACP and Baptist Ministers Protest an Atlanta, Georgia Proposal That Will Inadequately Fund Schools for African Americans Atlanta, Georgia Education Civil Rights/Human Rights Economics African-American Heritage NAACP Georgia Historical Society
1945 Georgia Voters Ratify a New State Constitution Georgia Government Voting Historic U.S. Documents Georgia Historical Society
1946 President Truman Appoints Richard S. Rodney of New Castle to the U.S. District Court for Delaware New Castle, Delaware President Harry Truman Law U.S. District Court for Delaware State of Delaware
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1955 In Washington, Test Pilot Alvin M. "Tex" Johnston Does a "Roll Over" with a Prototype Boeing 707 Washington Aviation History Boeing History Link
1961 President John F. Kennedy Signs a Bill Authorizing the Establishment of Cape Cod National Seashore Cape Cod, Massachusetts President John F. Kennedy Cape Cod National Seashore Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1964 U.S. Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution U.S. Congress Gulf of Tonkin Resolution The History Channel
1967 A Cemetery Unearthed at South Bowers, Delaware Includes Bodies Dating Back to 900 A.D. Delaware Native-American Heritage Death State of Delaware
1974 High-Wire Artist Philippe Petit Walks Across a Wire Illegally Suspended Between the Towers of New York City's World Trade Center New York City Circus New York World Trade Center Crime New York Historical Society
1989 Texas Congressman Mickey Leland Dies in an Ethiopia Plane Crash Ethiopia Mickey Leland U.S. Congress Air Disasters Death African-American Political and Social Leaders Texas State Historical Association
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2010 Elena Kagan Is Sworn In as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Elena Kagan U.S. Supreme Court President Barack Obama American Women Political and Social Leaders National Public Radio