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1747 Casimir Pulaski (Polish "Father of the American Cavalry") Casimir Pulaski The American Revolution
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1193 Saladin (Sultan of Egypt and Syria) Egyptian Political and Social Leaders Syrian Political and Social Leaders Chambers Book of Days
1858 Matthew Calbraith Perry (Rhode Island-born Commodore in the U.S. Navy) Rhode Island Military Figures Naval Military History U.S. Navy Asian History
1866 Alexander Campbell (Irish-American Founder of Bethany College in West Virginia) Irish Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Religion Bethany College West Virginia State Archive
1883 Alexander Stephens (Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1999 Harry A. Blackmun (Illinois-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Harry Blackmun United States Supreme Court
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1461 England King Henry VI Is Deposed by Edward, Duke of York, During War of the Roses English History British Royalty War of the Roses
1665 King Charles II of England Declares War on the Netherlands England The Netherlands War European History
1681 Britain's Charles II Grants William Penn Charter for New American Province William Penn Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Archives Historic UK
1699 Jews are Expelled from Lubeck Germany Germany Judaism Racism Jewish Encyclopedia
1776 American Forces Occupy Dorchester Heights Just South of Boston Massachusetts American Revolution History Channel
1793 George Washington Is Inaugurated for a Second Term George Washington The American Presidency Writer's Alamanc
1797 John Adams Is Inaugurated as the Second President of the United States John Adams The American Presidency Yale University
1801 Thomas Jefferson Is First President Sworn into Office in Washington, D.C. Thomas Jefferson The American Presidency Historic Firsts American Public Media
The U.S. Marine Band First Performs for an Inaugural; Thomas Jefferson First Calls the Band "The President's Own" Thomas Jefferson The American Presidency Music U.S. Marine Band Historic Firsts American Public Media
1809 James Madison Is Inaugurated as the 4th President of the United States James Madison The American Presidency Business and Economics Historic Firsts Yale University
1825 John Quincy Adams Is Inaugurated as 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams The American Presidency Yale University
1829 Andrew Jackson Is Inaugurated as 7th U.S. President and Entertains over 20,000 Visitors at the White House Andrew Jackson The American Presidency The White House Writer's Alamanc History Channel
1830 John Quincy Adams Enters Congress as a Representative of Massachusetts Massachusetts John Quincy Adams U.S. Congress
1837 Martin Van Buren Is Inaugurated as 8th U.S. President Martin Van Buren The American Presidency Yale University
1841 William Henry Harrison Delivers the Longest Inaugural Speech in History, Catches Pneumonia and Dies in 1 Month William Henry Harrison The American Presidency Pneumonia Writer's Alamanc
2 Members of the 2nd U.S. Infantry Are Wounded in a Skirmish with the Seminoles on Florida's Ocklawaha River Florida Seminole Indians War Florida Historical Society
1845 James K. Polk Is Inaugurated as 11th U.S. President James K. Polk The American Presidency Yale University
1849 Zachary Taylor Refuses to Be Inaugurated on Sunday Zachary Taylor The American Presidency Yale University
1857 In Florida, 12 Members of the U.S. 4th Artillery and 5th Infantry Are Killed When Attacked By Seminoles Near Big Cypress Swamp Florida Seminole Indians War Death Florida Historical Society
1861 Abraham Lincoln Is Inaugurated as the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln Speeches The American Presidency Writer's Alamanc Library of Congress History Channel Lincoln Logs University of Georgia
The First Confederate flag Is Raised over the Alabama Capitol by the Granddaughter of Former U.S. President John Tyler Alabama President John Tyler American Civil War Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive
1862 The U.S. Senate Confirms Appointment of Senator Andrew Johnson as Military Governor of Tennessee Tennessee Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Andrew Johnson American Civil War Lincoln Logs
The Federal Ship, U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba Captures the Sloop, O.K. Off the Florida Coast Near Cedar Keys Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
In New Mexico, Governor. Henry Connelly Flees Santa Fe with 120 Wagons Ahead of Advancing Confederate Troops Santa Fe, New Mexico American Civil War New Mexico Magazine
1863 The U.S.S. James S. Chambers Seizes the Blockade-Running Spanish Sloop Relampago and Schooner Ida Off Florida's Gulf Coast Spain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1865 Abraham Lincoln Is Inaugurated for a Second Term Abraham Lincoln Speeches The American Presidency American Collection Writer's Alamanc History Channel Lincoln Logs
In Florida, 1,000 Union Troops Land Near St. Mark's Lighthouse as Confederate Troops Prepare for an Assault on Tallahassee Tallahassee, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1869 Ulysses S. Grant Is Inaugurated as 18th U.S. President U.S. Grant The American Presidency Yale University
1881 James A. Garfield Is Inaugurated As 20th U.S. President James A. Garfield The American Presidency Yale University
1883 Georgia's Governor Alexander Stephens Dies in Office Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1885 Grover Cleveland Is Inaugurated as 21st U.S. President Grover Cleveland The American Presidency Yale University
1889 Benjamin Harrison Is Inaugurated as 23rd U.S. President Benjamin Harrison The American Presidency Yale University
1893 Grover Cleveland Is Inaugurated as 24th U.S. President Grover Cleveland The American Presidency Yale University
1897 William McKinley Is Inaugurated as 25th U.S. President William McKinley The American Presidency Yale University
1901 William McKinley Is Inaugurated for Second Presidential Term William McKinley The American Presidency Yale University
1905 Theodore Roosevelt Is Sworn in for His Second Term as President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt The American Presidency Yale University New York Times
1909 William Howard Taft Is Inaugurated as 27th U.S. President During 10" Snowstorm William Howard Taft The American Presidency Yale University
1913 Woodrow Wilson Is Inaugurated as the 28th U.S. President Woodrow Wilson The American Presidency History Channel University of Georgia
1925 Calvin Coolidge Is Inaugurated as 30th U.S. President Calvin Coolidge The American Presidency Yale University
1929 Herbert Hoover Is Inaugurated as 31st U.S. President Herbert Hoover The American Presidency Yale University State Historical Society of Iowa
Charles Curtis Is the First Native-American Vice-President Herbert Hoover Native-American Studies Historic Firsts U.S. Senate
1933 Franklin Roosevelt Is Inaugurated for His First Term as President Franklin Roosevelt The American Presidency Writer's Alamanc History Channel
John Nance Garner of Texas Leaves His Position as Speaker of the House to Become Vice President of the United States Texas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Franklin Roosevelt Texas State Historical Association
Austrian Premier, Engelbert Dollfuss, Suspends Parliamentary Government and Prohibits Political Parades and Assemblies Austria Nazi Germany League of Nations
1941 The British Navy Fails in Its Effort to Capture a German Enigma Decoding Machine Great Britain Germany Naval Military History World War II History Channel
1943 Patton Arrives in Tunisia Tunisia George S. Patton World War II University of San Diego
In Elkton, Maryland, an Explosion at a Weapons Factory Producing Incendiary Bombs and 20mm Shells Kills 15 Workers, Wounding 75 Elkton, Maryland Labor World War II Death State of Delaware
1944 The U.S. 8th Air Force Launches the First American Bombing Raid of Berlin Berlin Aviation Military History World War II Historic Firsts History Channel
1955 Inaugural Conference of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) Opens in Johannesburg South Africa Labor Historic Firsts South African History
1963 African National Congress Leader, Walter Sisulu, Is Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Protesting South Africa's Constitution Act of 1961 Walter Sisulu Apartheid Crime Law South African History
1980 Nationalist Leader Robert Mugabe Wins a Sweeping Election Victory to Become Zimbabwe's First Black Prime Minister Robert Mugabe Elections Historic Firsts BBC
1987 President Ronald Reagan Tells the Nation His Overtures to Iran ''Deteriorated'' into an Arms-for-Hostages Deal Iran Hostage Crisis Iran-Contra Scandal New York Times
1991 Iraq Releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW Iraq Great Britain Italy USA Gulf War Television News Archive
1994 Four Muslims Are Found Guilty of 1993 Bombing the New York World Trade Center New York World Trade Center Islam Law War on Terrorism Television News Archive

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