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1867 Walther Rathenau (German Statesman, Industrialist and Philosopher) German Political and Social Leaders Business Philosophy
1943 Lech Walesa (Polish-born 1983 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Lech Walesa Labor 1983 Nobel Laureate for Peace
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1364 French Fail to Break the Siege of Auray and the Town Falls to the British France England 100 Years War eHistory
1526 600 Colonists from Hispaniola Found the Georgia Settlement of San Miguel de Gualdape Haiti Dominican Republic Georgia University of Georgia
1813 Kentucky Riflemen Liberate Detroit from British Occupation Detroit Kentucky War of 1812 State of Michigan
1837 Dakota Leaders Sign a Treaty in Washington, D.C., Selling Their Lands East of the Mississippi River for $500,000 in Cash and Goods Washington, D.C. Dakota Indians Mississippi River Economics Historic U.S. Documents Minnesota Historical Society
1877 Sanford, Florida Is Incorporated as a City Sanford, Florida Florida Historical Society
1893 Mayo, Florida Is Incorporated as a City Sanford, Florida Florida Historical Society
1915 Violent Hurricane Reaches New Orleans: 275 Die, $5M Damage New Orleans Hurricane NOAA
1922 Riviera Beach, Florida Is Incorporated as a City Riviera Beach, Florida Florida Historical Society
1923 San Francisco's Steinhart Aquarium Opens San Francisco Aquaria and Aquatic Museums California Academy of Science
1948 WSB-TV Atlanta Is Launched As Georgia's First Television Station Georgia Television Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1987 The Compaq Portable 386 Goes on Sale for $8,000 and Weighs 20 Pounds Computer Technology CIO

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