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1913 Helen Levitt (New York City-born Photographer) Helen Levitt Photography
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1860 Annie Oakley (Phoebe Ann Moses: Ohio-born Markswoman, Star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show) Annie Oakley American Performing Artists Westward Expansion
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1919 George Shearing (British-American Jazz Pianist) George Shearing Jazz
1982 Shani Davis (Chicago-born African-American Speedskater) Shani Davis Speedskating 2006 Winter Olympics 2010 Winter Olympics African-American Sports Figures
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1818 Lucy Stone (Massachusetts-born Women's Rights Pioneer) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Women's Rights Human Rights/Civil Rights Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
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1912 Jules Massenet (French Composer Best Known for His Operas) Jules Massenet Composers Opera
1995 Mickey Mantle (Oklahoma-born Hall of Fame Baseball Player) Oklahoma Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
2009 Les Paul (Wisconsin-born Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Les Paul American Performing Artists Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2010 Esteban "Steve" Jordan (Texas-born Latin-American Accordionist) Esteban Jordan Folk & Ethnic Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists
Edwin Newman (New York City-born Television Journalist, Author) Edwin Newman Journalism Television
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1796 General "Mad" Anthony Wayne Arrives in Detroit Detroit Anthony Wayne American Military Figures Michigan History Center
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1836 U.S. President Andrew Jackson Is Advised Not to Recognize the Independence of the Texas Republic From Mexico Mexico Republic of Texas President Andrew Jackson Texas State Historical Association
1849 The Minnesota Territory's First Court Session Is Held in Stillwater Stillwater, Minnesota Law Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1862 In Florida, Confederate General Joseph Finegan Requests Owners Make Their Slaves Available to Work on the Fortifications at St. Marks Florida Slavery American Civil War Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge Florida Historical Society
In Delaware, Major Napoleon B. Knight Receives Authority to Raise Four Companies of Cavalry Delaware Military Figures American Civil War State of Delaware
1864 The Union Dispatches a Flotilla of Ships to Capture or Sink the Confederate Raider C.S.S. Tallahassee Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1868 C. Thurston Chase Assumes Office as Florida's First Superintendent of Public Instruction Florida Department of Education Educators of Note Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1872 In West Lafayette, Indiana, Construction Begins on the First Buildings at Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana Education Purdue University Historical Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1876 In Germany, the First Complete Performance of Richard Wagner's "Ring" Cycle Begins at Bayreuth Bayreuth, Germany Richard Wagner Historical Firsts Bayreuth Festival American Public Media
1878 An Exploration Party Led by Andrew Campbell Discovers Virginia's Luray Caverns Luray Caverns Caves & Caverns North American Exploration Virginia Historical Society
1893 A Minneapolis, Minnesota Fire Burns More Than 150 Buildings Over 23 Square Blocks, Leaving 1,500 People Without Shelter Minneapolis, Minnesota Fire Minnesota Historical Society
1898 In the Philippines, U.S. Troops Enter Manila Manila, Philippines Spanish-American War LearnCalifornia
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1904 Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway Opens to the Public Iowa Railroad State Historical Society of Iowa
1906 Factory Workers Boycott the Key West, Florida Streetcar System Because of Its 3-cents Fare Key West, Florida Transportation Labor Consumer Economics Florida Historical Society
African-American Soldiers From the Black 25th U.S. Infantry Are Blamed for a Late-Night Shooting Spree in Brownsville, Texas Brownsville, Texas U.S. Army Crime African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1909 18 Businesses Are Destroyed by Fire in Milton, Delaware Milton, Delaware Economics Fire Safety State of Delaware
February 12th Is Designated as "Georgia Day" to Mark the 1733 Founding of the Georgia Colony by James Oglethorpe Georgia Day Colonial Georgia Holidays Georgia Historical Society
1910 Georgia Law Requires Each Motorized Vehicle to be Registered and to Have at Least One Headlight, a Taillight and a License Plate Georgia Government Transportation Law Georgia Historical Society
1921 Georgia Law Lifts the State's Prohibition on Women Voting and Holding Civil Office Georgia Government Women's Rights Voting Rights Civil Rights Law Georgia Historical Society
1932 Seattle Swimmer Helen Madison Wins Her Third Gold Medal at the Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games Los Angeles, California Seattle, Washington Swimming Hall of Fame 1932 Summer Olympics History Link
1936 18 Railroad Cars (13 of Them Oil Tankers) Burn When a Train Derails 1 Mile East of Janesville, Wisconsin Janesville, Wisconsin Railroads Fire Wisconsin Historical Society
1945 At the University of Texas, Henry Nash Smith Presents a Paper Documenting the University's Failure to Support Academic Freedom Texas Education Education Human Rights/Civil Rights University of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1947 The Seattle Star Ends Publication Seattle, Washington Journalism History Link
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1962 2 Whites and 3 African Americans Are Arrested Attempting to Integrate the Holiday Inn in Albany, Georgia Albany, Georgia Racism Civil Rights Crime Law African-American Heritage Georgia Historical Society
1964 The Temperature Reaches 26F in Bigfork, Minnesota Bigfork, Minnesota Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
1974 The USS Anchorage Arrives in the Sitka, Alaska Harbor for a 3-Day Stay Sitka, Alaska Naval Military History Alaska Historical Society
1976 Duke Ellington's Ballet "Three Black Kings" Is Performed at Lincoln Center in New York City Lincoln Center Duke Ellington American Composers Ballet Historical Firsts African-American Composers Lincoln Center American Public Media
1980 In New York City, the Democratic National Convention Nominates President Jimmy Carter for Reelection New York City President Jimmy Carter American Presdiency 1980 Democratic National Convention Georgia Historical Society
1992 Governor Gaston Caperton Creates the West Virginia Streams Restoration Program to Treat Acid Drainage from Coal Mining West Virginia Government Earth & Environmental Science Acids & Bases Rivers West Virginia State Archives
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