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1850 John Wellborn Root (Georgia-born Architect) John Wellborn Root Architecture
1916 Eldzier Cortor (Virginia-born African-American Artist) Eldzier Cortor American Artists African American Artists
1929 Remy Charlip (New York City-born Artist, Children's Author, Illustrator) Remy Charlip Primary Authors American Artists Actors Dance
1943 Christopher G. Knight (Ohio-born Photographer, Children's Author) Christopher G. Knight Young-adult Non-fiction Photography
1947 Lloyd Bloom (New York City-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Lloyd Bloom Primary Children's Authors American Authors & Illustrators
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1911 The First Photograph Is Taken from an Airplane Aviation History Photography Historic Firsts NASA
1964 William Clay Ford (Grandson of Henry Ford) Purchases the Detroit Lions for $6 Million Detroit National Football League Business & Economics State of Michigan
Ground Is Broken for the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, TX Texas Fine Arts Official Website Texas State Historical Association
1977 President Gerald Ford Presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Norman Rockwell Norman Rockwell President Gerald Ford American Artists Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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