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1865 Horace White (New Hampshire-born Journalist) New Hampshire Authors Journalism Wisconsin Historical Society
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1821 Jay Cooke (Ohio-born Financier; Principal Fundraiser for the Union Army) Ohio Military Leaders Economics American Civil War
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1842 Griffin Seward (Delaware-born Medal of Honor Winner for Bravery in the Arizona Indian Wars) Delaware Military Leaders Arizona Native American Heritage Indian Wars State of Delaware
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1837 J.P. Eagle (Tennessee-born Governor of Arkansas: 1889-1893) Tennessee Poltiical and Social Leaders Arkansas Poltiical and Social Leaders Arkansas History Commission
1874 Herbert Hoover (Iowa-born 31st President of the United States) Iowa Poltiical and Social Leaders President Herbert Hoover The American Presidency
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1901 Gilbert Sorrel (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War
1958 Aline Triplette Michaelis (Missouri-born First Female Poet Laureate of Texas) Missouri Authors Texas Authors Poetry Texas State Historical Association
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1610 70 English Settlers Raid the Powhatan Town of Paspahegh, Killing Two Dozen People, Including the Chief's Wife and Children England Virginia Colonial Virginia Powhatan Death Virginia Historical Society
1680 New Mexico's Pueblo Revolt Begins as Pueblo Indians Kill 400 Priests and Spanish Colonizers Spain New Mexico Pueblo Revolt Westward Expansion Death Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1728 Vitus Bering Discovers Alaska's St. Lawrence Island Vitus Bering Alaska North American Exploration Alaska Historical Society
1774 30 Georgia Patriots Gather in a Savannah Tavern and Adopt 8 Resolutions Opposing British Policies Great Britain Georgia Colonial Georgia Law American Revolution Georgia Historical Society
1776 The Declaration of Independence Is Read to the Residents of Savannah Savannah, Georgia Declaration of Independence Georgia Historical Society
1778 Wolfgang Mozart Finishes His "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'" Serenade (K. 525) in Vienna, Austria Wolfgang Mozart Composers American Public Media
1788 Wolfgang Mozart Finishes His ""Jupiter" Symphony in C Major (No. 41, K. 551) in Vienna, Austria Wolfgang Mozart Composers American Public Media
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1805 At Vincennes, William Henry Harrison Begins Negotiations with Local Indians for Land in the Southern Part of the Indiana Territory Vincennes, Indiana William Henry Harrison Native American History Westward Expansion Indiana Historical Society
1807 In the State Capitol of Louisville, Drawings Begin for Georgia's Second Land Lottery Louisville, Georgia Georgia Historical Society
1825 Felix Mendelssohn, Age 16, Finishes His Opera "Camacho's Wedding" Felix Mendelssohn Composers Opera American Public Media
1846 President Janes K. Polk Signs Congressional Bill Creating the Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Institution President James K. Polk Museums Smithsonian Institution
1861 The Third Florida Infantry Is Mustered into Confederate Service at Amelia Island Amelia Island, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1862 Confederate Soldiers Route Union Troops Camped Beside the Nueces River in Kinney County, Texas Kinney County, Texas Battle of the Nueces Texas State Historical Association
Union Troops Destroy the Mercer Salt Works in Present-Day Summers County, West Virginia Summers County, West Virginia American Civil War West Virginia State Archives
1864 The Union Artillery Bombardment of Atlanta Is Escalated to Achieve General Sherman's Goal of Destroying the City Atlanta, Georgia Fall of Atlanta Georgia Historical Society
A Detachment of the 102nd U.S. Colored Infantry Destroys a Section of Railroad Tracks Near Baldwin, Florida Baldwin, Florida Railroad American Civil War African-American Military Figures Florida Historical Society
1872 Oregon's DeMoss Family Lyric Bards Perform for the First Time Oregon Performing Artists Popular Musicians Historical Firsts
1880 Texarkana, Arkansas Is Incorporated Texarkana, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1887 The First Edition of the Prison Mirror, Minnesota's State Penitentiary Newspaper, Is Published Minnesota Media Prisons Journalism Historical Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1890 Fay Fuller Is the First Woman Known to Reach the Summit of Mount Rainier Washington American Women Sports Figures Mt. Rainier Climbing Historical Firsts History Link
1896 The First Edition of the Seattle Times Is Published Seattle, Washington Journalism Historical Firsts History Link
1898 U.S. General Lawton Is Appointed Military Governor of Cuba Cuba Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
In Puerto Rico, the Town of Coamo Is Captured by American Troops Puerto Rico Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
President William McKinley Submits to Spain the Terms by Which the U.S. Is Willing to End the Spanish-American War Spain President William McKinley Spanish-American War Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1909 Georgia Law Makes It Illegal to Willfully Defame the Reputation of A Virtuous Female Georgia Government Women Law Georgia Historical Society
1910 Georgia's General Assembly Appropriates $2,500 Toward the Construction of a Monument to Confederate General Joe Johnston in Dalton Dalton, Georgia General Joe Johnston Economics American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1921 The Battleship USS California Is Commissioned California Naval Military History World War II LearnCalifornia
The State of Georgia Places a 1/gallon Tax on All Motor Fuels Georgia Government Automotives Taxes Georgia Historical Society
1935 The Texas Department of Public Safety Is Established Texas Government Texas Department of Public Safety Texas State Historical Association
1949 Ezzard Charles Knocks Out Gus Lesnovich in the 8th Round at Yankee Stadium to Defend His World Heavyweight Boxing Title New York City Georgia Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
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1969 A Seattle, Washington Rock Concert Turns into a Riot Seattle, Washington Popular Music Crime History Link
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