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1631 John Dryden (English Poet, Dramatist) John Dryden Poetry Playbill
1866 Kate Milner Rabb (Indiana-born Journalist, Author) Indiana Authors Journalists
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Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
Explorers, Pioneers, Aviators and Astronauts
1793 Laurent Salomon Juneau (Canadian Frontiersman; Founder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Canadian Explorers & Pioneers Milwaukee, Wisconsin North American Explorers Wisconsin Historical Society
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1913 Herman Talmadge (Governor of Georgia; U.S. Senator) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Georgia Historical Society
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1908 Robert Shaw (Texas-born African-American Blues Pianist) Texas Performing Artists Blues and Jazz Musicians African-American Peforming Artists Texas State Historical Association
1912 Anne Brown (Maryland-born African-American Singer, Actress) Anne Brown American Performing Artists Porgy and Bess African-American Peforming Artists
Sports Figures
1967 Deion Sanders (Florida-born African-American Professional Football and Professional Baseball Player) Florida Sports Figures National Footbal League Major League Baseball African-American Sports Figures
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1823 Don Carlos de Villemont (Spanish Commander of Arkansas Post) Spanish Military Figures Arkansas Forts Arkansas History Commission
1975 Dmitri Shostakovich (Russian Composer) Dmitri Shostakovich Composers
2010 Ted Stevens (Indiana-born U.S. Senator from Alaska) Indiana Political and Social Leaders Alaska Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate National Public Radio
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1703 Johann Sebastian Bach Is Appointed Organist at Neuekirche, Arnstadt, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Organs Religion Composers American Public Media
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1814 With the Treaty of Fort Jackson, the Creeks Cede Large Portions of Present-Day Georgia & Alabama to the U.S. Government Alabama Georgia U.S. Government Creeks Treaty of Fort Jackson Westward Expansion Library of Congress Alabama State Archives Georgia Historical Society
1816 Capulin Volcano National Monument Is Established in New Mexico Capulin Volcano National Monument Volcanoes Parks New Mexico Magazine
1842 U.S. and Great Britain Sign the Webster-Ashburton Treaty Establishing the Boundary between Canada and the United States Great Britain Canada Webster-Ashburton Treaty Minnesota Historical Society
1862 Hector Berlioz Conducts the Premiere of His Opera, "Beatrice and Benedick," in Baden-Baden, Germany Germany Hector Berlioz Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1864 General Sherman Launches an Artillery Bombardment of 3,000 Rounds on the Besieged City of Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Fall of Atlanta Georgia Historical Society
1867 F.R. Earle Is Removed by Military Order from His Position as Arkansas' State Superintendent of Public Instruction Arkansas Department of Education Education Recosntruction Arkansas History Commission
1873 Thomas Prosch Publishes Tacoma, Washington's First Newspaper, the Pacific Tribune Tacoma, Washington Journalism Historic Firsts History Link
1883 World Champion Donald Dinny Is Defeated by D. A. McMillan of Bodie in Oregon's First Professional Wrestling Match Oregon Sports Figures Wrestling Economics Historic Firsts
1890 New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Workers Strike to Protest the Firing of Colleagues for Union Activism New York Railroad Labor Strikes New York Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1908 The Tampa Evening News, Published by the Tampa Morning Tribune Company, Ceases Publication Tampa, Florida Journalism Florida Historical Society
1928 Austrian-American Composer Percy Grainger Marries Swedish Poet and Painter Ella Viola Strom at the Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles Austrian Composers Swedish Artists Composers Artists American Public Media
1945 The United States Drops an Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, Killing 70,000 People and Injuring Another 70,000 Nagasaki, Japan Aviation Military History Atomic Bomb Bombing Nagasaki BBC
1946 In Texas, the Last Confederate Reunion Is Held at Former Confederate Camp Ben McCulloch Hays County, Texas Camp Ben McCulloch American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1950 Delaware Vice Chancellor, Collins Seitz, Orders the University of Delaware to Open Its Doors to 30 African-American Students Delaware Education Education Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage University of Delaware State of Delaware
1957 In Alabama, Martin Luther King and 100 African-American Leaders Establish the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Montgomery, Alabama Martin Luther King, Jr Civil Rights/Human Rights Religion African-American Heritage Southern Christian Leadership Conference Georgia Historical Society
1972 Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" Premieres in London Andrew Lloyd Webber Composers Plays Historic Firsts American Public Media
1974 Vice-President Gerald Ford Becomes President of the United States Following the Resignation of Richard Nixon PresidentRichard Nixon President Gerald Ford American Presidency Michigan History Center
1978 Dave Brubeck's Oratorio, "Beloved Son," Premieres at the American Lutheran Women's Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Dave Brubeck American Composers & Songwriters Religion Historic Firsts American Public Media
1990 In Georgia, Residents Vote to Unify the Governments of the City of Athens and Clarke County Clarke County, Georgia Elections Georgia Historical Society
1999 President Bill Clinton Awards Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter with the Presidential Medal of Freedom President Bill Clinton President Jimmy Carter Georgia Historical Society
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2003 Former University of Delaware Football Coach Harold 'Tubby' Raymond Is Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame Delaware Sports Figures Michigan Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Delaware State of Delaware