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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1896 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Washington, D.C.-born Florida Author Awarded the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling) Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Florida Authors Young Adult Authors 1939  Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling Florida Historical Society
Authors, Poets and Journalists
Artists, Architects and Designers
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
Explorers, Pioneers, Aviators and Astronauts
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
Business Leaders
1817 Henry du Pont (Delaware-born President of the Du Pont Company) Delaware Business Leaders Du Pont Company
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Performing Artists
1935 Joe Tex (Texas-born African-American Soul Singer) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians African-American Peforming Artists Texas State Historical Association
1937 Dustin Hoffman (Los Angeles-born 2-time Academy Award-Winning Actor) Los Angeles Performing Artists American Performing Artists Film 2-time Academy Award-Winning Actor 2-time Academy Award-Winning Actor Internet Media Database
1958 Deborah Norville (Georgia-born 2-time Emmy-Winning Television Talk Show and News Host) Georgia Performing Artists Television Emmy Emmy 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
1899 William Y. Atkinson (Former Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders
1961 Mei Lanfang (Chinese Actress in the Peking Opera) Chinese Performing Artists Actors Opera Dance Internet Media Database
1968 Clifton Mott Caldwell (Abilene, Texas Civic Leader) Abilene, Texas Community Texas State Historical Association
1994 Leonid Leonov (Russian Dramatist) Russian Authors Plays
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1776 Congress Orders Delaware Troops under Colonel John Haslet of Milford to March to Amboy, New Jersey Delaware Military Figures Perth Amboy, New Jersey Continental Congress American Revolution State of Delaware
A Copy of the Declaration of Independence Reaches Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia Declaration of Independence Georgia Historical Society
1791 Kentucky Volunteers Destroy Chief Little Turtle's Village Near the Mouth of the Eel River in Present-Day Cass County, Indiana Cass County, Indiana Kentucky Military Figures Miami Indians Indiana Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1837 Revolutionaries in Santa Fe, New Mexico Decapitate Governor Albino Perez for Imposing Taxes Ordered by Mexico's President Mexican Government Santa Fe, New Mexico Death New Mexico Magazine
1846 The U.S. House of Representatives Approves the Wilmot Proviso to Ban Slavery in Territories Acquired from Mexico Mexico House of Representatives Slavery Law Wilmot Proviso African-American Heritage Ohio Historical Society
1848 Racine, Wisconsin Is Incorporated Racine, Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1856 In Washington, U.S. Army Colonel George Wright Establishes Fort Simcoe to Help Keep Peace by Preventing White Settlement of Indian Lands Washington Native-American Heritage Forts Westward Expansion History Link
1863 The U.S.S. Sagamore Captures Three Blockade Runners Near Florida's Indian River and Jupiter Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1885 In New York City, 1M People Pay Tribute Along the 6-mile Funeral Procession of Former President U.S. Grant Grant's Tomb President Ulysses S. Grant New York Historical Society
1898 Spanish Prisoners Are Released as the U.S. Receives Spain's Formal Response to the American Peace Proposal Spain Prisoners of War Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1906 The First Diamond Is Discovered in Pike County, Arkansas Pike County, Arkansas Diamonds Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1912 In West Virginia, the Editor and New Manager Enter into a Legal Battle over Publication of the Wetzel Tribune Wetzel County, West Virginia Journalism Business Law West Virginia State Archive
1915 In Texas, Mexican Raiders Attack the Norias Division Headquarters of the King Ranch Mexico Texas Farming and Ranching War Texas State Historical Association
1925 Hattie Hooker Wilkins of Selma Is the First Woman to Win a Seat in the Alabama Legislature Alabama Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Elections Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive
Governor Clifford Walker Signs an Act Prohibiting Dancing on Sunday at Any Public Place in the State of Georgia Georgia Government Dancing Religion Law Georgia Historical Society
1931 Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh Land at Barrow, Alaska en Route to Asia Barrow, Alaska Charles Lindbergh Aviation Alaska Historical Society
1935 Nazi Minister, Herman Goering, Takes Control of German Television German Media Herman Goering Television Theatre History
1942 Four German Saboteurs Captured on Florida's Ponte Vedra Beach Are Executed by the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C. Nazi Germany Florida Prisoners of War World War II Death Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1954 The First Elevated Expressway in the United States Opens in Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts Transportation Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1958 In Wisconsin, Country Cowboy Singer/Actor, Gene Autry, Performs at the Rock County 4-H Fair Rock County, Wisconsin Gene Autry American Performing Artists Country & Western Musicians Wisconsin Historical Society
1967 The Consolidation of Duval County and Jacksonville Governments Makes Jacksonville Florida's Largest City According to Acreage Duval County, Florida Florida Historical Society
1968 In Miami Beach, Richard Nixon Receives the Presidential Nomination of the Republic Party Miami, Florida Richard Nixon The American Presidency Republican Party Florida Historical Society Wisconsin Historical Society
1974 President Richard Nixon Announces He Will Resign the Presidency Effective Noon August 9th California Political and Social Leaders President Richard Nixon The American Presidency LearnCalifornia
1989 Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-28) Is Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on an 5-day Classified Department of Defense Mission Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Exploration NASA Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2008 The Summer Olympic Games Open in Beijing, China Beijing, China 2008 Summer Olympic Games
2009 Sonia Sotomayor Is Sworn In as the First Hispanic Justice of the United States Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor United States Supreme Court President Barack Obama Latin-American Political and Social Leaders American Women in Politics and Government Historic Firsts