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1883 Peter Heinrich Mansbendel (Swiss-American Woodcarver) Swiss Artists Texas Artists Artists Texas State Historical Association
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1862 Carrie Jacobs Bond (Wisconsin-born Popular Songwriter) Carrie Jacobs-Bond American Composers and Songwriters Wisconsin Historical Society
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1828 Edward Salomon (German-American Governor of Wisconsin) German Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
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1953 Hulk Hogan (Georgia-born Professional Wrestler) Georgia Sports Figures Wrestling Official Web Site Florida Historical Society Georgia Historical Society
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1890 John Henry Newman (British Catholic Cardinal, Philosopher) John Henry Newman Catholicism Philosophy
1956 Jackson Pollock (Wyoming-born Artist; Automobile Accident) Wyoming American Artists
2009 Eunice Shriver (Massachusetts-born Sister of John F. Kennedy, Founder of the Special Olympics) Massachusetts President John F. Kennedy Special Olympics Special Needs Education Community Service Organizations
2010 Dan Rostenkowski (Chicago-born Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois) Chicago Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress National Public Radio
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1683 William Penn Orders That Dover Will Be Laid Out as the Seat of Kent County, Delaware William Penn Dover, Delaware Colonial Delaware State of Delaware
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1754 In Texas, Pedro de Rábago y Terán Takes Command of San Francisco Xavier de Gigedo Presidio Mexico Texas Forts Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
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1834 In Charlestown, Massachusetts, a Drunken Mob of Protestants Burns Down Ursuline Convent Charlestown, Massachusetts Catholicism Fire Crime Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1838 John Tipton Fails to Persuade the Potawatomis to Leave Land They Had Sold to the Government in Indiana's Cass and Miami Counties Indiana Potawatomis Westward Expansion Indiana Historical Society
1841 In Nantucket, Massachusetts, Fugitive Slave Frederick Douglass, Addresses a White Audience for the First Time Nantucke, Massachusetts Frederick Douglass Abolition Historical Firsts African-American Political and Social Leaders Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1844 North Carolina Native John Branch Is Appointed the 6th Territorial Governor of Florida by President John Tyler Florida Political and Social Leaders North Carolina Political and Social Leaders President John Tyler Florida Historical Society
1862 Confederate General Braxton Bragg Issues Special Order 14, Declaring Martial Law within the City Limits of Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1864 Confederate General John B. Hood Requests the Impressment of 4,000 Slaves to Help in the Defense of Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Fall of Atlanta Slavery African-American Military Figures Georgia Historical Society
Nearing Completion of Its 3 Years of Service, the Union's 1st Regiment of the East Tennessee Infantry Is Ordered Home Tennessee Military Figures American Civil War Georgia Historical Society
1890 Edmonds, Washington Is Incorporated Edmonds, Washington History Link
1898 The Spanish Cabinet Accepts the American Peace Protocol 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
1900 In Alaska, the Nome Daily Chronicle Begins Publication Nome, Alaska Journalism Historical Firsts Alaska Historical Society
In Minnesota, Harry Wilcox Wins the 12-mile Auto Race from Minneapolis to Wayzata, Completing the Distance in 42 Minutes Minnesota Auto Racing Minnesota  Historical Society
1906 In Minnesota, The Statue Mississippi, Father of Waters Is Unveiled in Minneapolis City Hall Mississippi, Father of Waters Art Mississippi River Minnesota  Historical Society
1911 Author Jack London Passes through Medford, Oregon on His Way to Crater Lake Medford, Oregon Jack London American Authors Crater Lake
1914 In Texas, Fire Destroys the Duval County Courthouse, Crippling Investigation into Illegal Political Activity Duval County, Texas Politics Fire Texas State Historical Association
1917 Florida Governor Sidney J. Catts Appoints the First County Officials for the Newly Created Okeechobee County (May 8, 1917) Okeechobee County, Florida Historical Firsts Florida Historical Society
1919 The Green Bay Packers Professional Football Team Is Founded in the Editorial Rooms of the Green Bay Press-Gazette Green Bay, Wisconsin Journalism Football National Football League Green Bay Packers Wisconsin Historical Society
1931 In Florida, the City of Neptune Beach Is Created by a Vote of Its Residents Neptune Beach, Florida Votes Florida Historical Society
1942 The Comedy Team of Abbott and Costello Visits Ironwood, Michigan, Raising $127,000 for "Victory Iron Ore" Ironwood, Michigan Abbott and Costello American Performing Artists Iron Philanthropy World War II Internet Movie Database Michigan History Center
1948 In "Trujillo vs. Garley," a U.S. District Court Makes It Illegal for New Mexico to Deny Native Americans the Right to Vote New Mexico Government Native-American Heritage Racism Civil Rights/Human Rights Voting Rights Law New Mexico Magazine
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1955 At Tanglewood, Leonard Bernstein Conducts the Boston Symphony in the Premiere Performance of His "On the Waterfront" Symphonic Suite Leonard Bernstein Composers Historical Firsts Boston Symphony American Public Media
1962 In Albany, Georgia, Police Close City Parks and the Library When Integrated Groups Try to Use the Facilities Albany, Georgia Racism Parks Libraries Law Enforcement Georgia Historical Society
1968 The Atlanta Braves Sign 63-year-old African-American Pitcher Satchel Paige So He Can Become Eligible for a Major League Pension Atlanta, Georgia Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Business African-American Sports Figures Georgia Historical Society
1965 In the Watts Section of Los Angeles, the Arrest of 1 African-American Man Ignites Rioting That Kills 34 People and Destroys 600 People Los Angeles, California Crime Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Death LearnCalifornia
1992 In Minneapolis, Minnesota, 150,000 Shoppers Help Open the Mall of America - the Largest Mall in the United States Minneapolis, Minnesota Business Mall of America Minnesota  Historical Society
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