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1854 Joseph Charles Price (North Carolina-born African-American Educator) North Carolina Social Leaders Education Religion Famous African Americans African Americans Registry
1894 Harold Macmillan (Prime Minister of England) Harold Macmillan
1907 Grace Towns Hamilton (Georgia-born Civil Rights Activist) Grace Towns Hamilton U.S. Civil Rights Politics and Elections African American Political and Social Leaders
1961 George Stephanopoulos (Massachusetts-born Political Advisor to President Bill Clinton; Journalist) George Stephanopoulos President Bill Clinton Politics and Elections
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1939 Pope Pius XI (Italian-born Roman Catholic Pope) Ialian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes Religion Concordia
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1604 King James Authorizes an English Bible Translation English Political and Social Leaders King James The Bible World Languages Concordia
1763 Treaty of Paris Ends French & Indian Wars: France Cedes Canada and the Regions Northwest of the Ohio River to England Great Britain France Canada Illinois Indiana Michigan Minnesota Ohio Wisconsin French & Indian Wars History Channel Indiana Historical Society Minnesota State Historical Society Wisconsin Historical Society
1779 Patriot Militias Attack British Loyalists at Carr's Fort, in Wilkes County, Georgia Wilkes County, Georgia American Revolution Forts History Channel
1791 Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, Reports to Congress on Trade with China China U.S. Congress Alexander Hamilton International Trade U.S. Treasury
1805 Governor William C. C. Claiborne Approves Act Establishing a Militia for the Territory of Orleans Louisiana U.S. Military Figures Louisiana Secretary of State
1840 Britain's Queen Victoria Marries Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha. English History Queen Victoria The New York Times
1852 The Texas Legislature Confirms Ownership of 234 Land Grants in Five South Texas Counties by the Original Spanish and Mexican Grantees Spain Mexico Texas Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1861 Jefferson Davis Learns He Is Interim President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis The American Civil War History Channel
Abraham Lincoln Spends His Last Day in Springfield, Illinois with Family, Friends and Associates Springfield, Illinois President Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Papers
1864 5 Union Forces Are Killed and 20 Confederates Are Captured in Skirmish East of Lake City, Florida Lake City, Florida The American Civil War Death Florida Historical Society
1891 Congress Passes Act Preventing the Counterfeiting of Coinage Tools U.S. Congress Currency Law and Legal Resources U.S. Treasury
1899 Herbert Hoover Marries Fellow Stanford University Geology Student, Lou Henry Herbert Hoover History Channel
1906 Two Policemen Are Killed by Black South African's Resisting the Collection of Poll Tax South Africa Voting Rights Taxation Death South African History
1916 Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of War Resigns Woodrow Wilson World War I History Channel
1920 Rioters Sack San Francisco's Sun Theater Protesting Film Portrayal of Irish Poor Ireland San Francisco Film
1942 Japanese Sub Launches Brutal Attack on U.S. Naval Base at Midway Japan Naval History World War II History Channel
Civilian Car Production Ends in Detroit Detroit Automobiles World War II Business State of Michigan
1944 Army Nurse Ellen Ainsworth Is Critically Wounded at the Battle of Anzio as the Only American Woman Killed by Enemy Fire in World War II Italy Wisconsin Military Figures American Female Military Figures World War II Wisconsin Historical Society
1950 Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy Claims to Possess Names of 57 U.S. Government Employees Actively Engaged in Communist Activities Joe McCarthy McCarthyism Wisconsin Historical Society
1952 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Congress Party Wins India's First General Election Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Elections Historic Firsts The BBC
1955 U.S. Navy Evacuates Thousands of People from the Chinese Nationalist Tachen Islands China Taiwan Cold War Naval History The BBC
1962 American U-2 Pilot, Gary Powers, Is Exchanged for a U.S.-held Soviet Spy Soviet Union Aviation History The U-2 Spy Incident The New York Times History Channel The BBC
1964 U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by a Vote of 290-130 U.S. House of Representatives Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1965 Viet Cong Guerrillas Blow Up the U.S. Barracks at Qui Nhon: 23 Americans Die Vietnam War Death History Channel
1971 Four Journalists Die in Vietnam Helicopter Crash Vietnam War Journalism Death History Channel
250 Demonstrators Protest the Vietnam War with a March from the University of Minnesota Campus to the Minneapolis Federal Building Minneapolis, Minnesota Vietnam War University of Minnesota Minnesota State Historical Society
1987 President Reagan Increases Pressure on South African to Reform Its Apartheid Policy South Africa President Reagan Apartheid South African History
1989 Democrat's Ron Brown Is the First African American to Head a Major U.S. Political Party Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Politics African-American History History Channel

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