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1133 Henry II, King of England English Political and Social Leaders Henry II
1324 David II, King of Scotland Scottish Political and Social Leaders Undiscovered Scotland
1326 Louis I [the Great], King of Hungary and Poland Hungary Poland
1795 Andre Roman (Governor of Louisiana: 1831-1835, 1839-1843) Louisiana Political & Social Leaders
1814 Norman W. Kittson (Canadian-born Minnesota Legislator, Mayor of St. Paul) Canadian Political & Social Leaders Minnesota Political & Social Leaders Minnesota Historical Society
1843 Richard Henry Boyd (Mississippi-born African-American Religious Leader, Publisher, Entrepreneur Born into Slavery) Mississippi Political & Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Business American Authors African-American Political and Social Leaders Texas State Historical Association
1869 Michael von Faulhaber (German Catholic Archbishop of Munich Who Opposed the Nazi Party) German Political and Social Leaders Nazi Germany Catholicism
1871 Rosa Luxemburg (Polish-born Journalist, Leader of a Revolutionary Faction of the German Socialist Party During World War I) Rosa Luxemburg German Political & Social Leaders Labor Leaders Communism World War I
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1770 Crispus Attucks (African-American Patriot: First Person Killed in the American Revolution) Crispus Attucks Boston Massacre Library of Congress Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1940 Cai Yuanpei (Chinese Education Leader) Chinese Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Asian History
1953 Joseph Stalin (Georgian-born Dictator of the Soviet Union) Joseph Stalin Soviet Political Leaders World War II The Cold War BBC
1996 Khandkar Mushtaque Ahmed (Former President of Bangladesh) Bangladesh Political and Social Leaders Asian History
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1766 Spanish Scientist and Explorer, Antonio de Ulloa, Arrives in New Orleans as Governor of the Louisiana Territory Spanish Political and Social Leaders New Orleans History Channel
1821 James Monroe Inaugurated as President of the United States for Second Term James Monroe American Presidency
1842 The Mexican Army Captures San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1849 Zachary Taylor Is Inaugurated as 12th President of the United States: Abraham Lincoln Is in Attendance Zachary Taylor Abraham Lincoln American Presidency Lincoln Log
1861 President Lincoln Sends Nominations for Cabinet Positions to the U.S. Senate U.S. Government U.S. Senate Abraham Lincoln American Presidency Lincoln Log
1864 U.S. Ratifies Treaty Settling with Great Britain Claims to Hudson's Bay and Puget's Sound Great Britain U.S. Government Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Log
Former U.S. Vice-President, John C. Breckinridge, Takes Command of the Confederate Appalachian Forces Kentucky Political and Social Leaders American Civil War History Channel
1867 An Abortive Fenian Uprising Against English Rule Takes Place in Ireland Ireland England Human Rights/Civil Rights University of Ulster New York Times
1868 U.S. Senate Organizes Into a Court of Impeachment to Decide Charges Against President Andrew Johnson U.S. Senate The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson Law & Legal Enforcement Presidential Impeachment New York Times
1869 Japan's Daimyo of Satsuma, Choshu, Tosa, and Hizen Formally Return Their Domains to Imperial Control Japan Asian History
U.S. Congress Refuses to Seat Georgia's Newly Elected Senators and Representatives Georgia U.S. Congress University of Georgia
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes Inaugurated as 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes Presidents
1927 U.S. Marines Land in China to Protect American Assets China U.S. Marine Corps Asian History
1933 In His First Day as President, FDR Closes All Banks for Four Days Franklin Roosevelt Economic Institutions Great Depression Writers Almanac History Channel
The Nazi Party Wins the Majority of the Seats in the German Reichstag Germany Nazi Germany Voting Writers Almanac
1936 The British Fighter Plane. Spitfire< Makes Its First Test Flight from Eastleigh, Southampton British History Aviation Military History World War II Historic UK
1943 Nearly 400 British Aircraft Bomb Essen, Germany Germany World War II Aviation Military History British Royal Air Force
1945 U.S. Forces Begin the Capture of the First Major German City, Cologne Germany World War II University of Illinois
1946 Winston Churchill Delivers "Iron Curtain" Speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri Missouri Education Winston Churchill The Cold War Westminister College History Channel New York Times
1955 Inaugural Conference of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) Closes in Johannesburg South Africa Labor Historic Firsts South African History
1962 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1963 Two Spanish Aircraft Collide in Mid-air over France with Air Traffic Controllers on Strike: 68 People Die Spain France Air Disasters Labor Job Actions Death BBC
1964 U.S. Air Force Advisory Team Is Sent to Train Laotian Pilots Laos Aviation Military History History Channel
1966 Boeing 707 Crashes into Japan's Mount Fuji Killing All 124 People on Board Japan Air Disasters Mountains Death BBC
U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1970 A Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Goes Into Effect After Ratification by 43 Nations Nuclear Weapons Historic World Documents World History New York Times
1971 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Leaves Vietnam Vietnam War U.S. Army History Channel
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau Announces His Secret Marriage to Margaret Sinclair Pierre Trudeau Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1977 Jimmy Carter Conducts First Presidential Call-in Broadcast Jimmy Carter Radio Telephone Historic First History Channel
1997 The Swiss Parliament Announces Plans to Create $4.7B Fund to Compensate Holocaust Victims Switzerland The Holocaust Economic Institutions PBS
North & South Korea Convene Peace Talks in New York for First Time in 25 Years Korea Korea New York New York Times
Palestine Liberation Organization President Yasser Arafat Visits Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Plains, Georgia Yasser Arafat Plains, Georgia President Jimmy Carter University of Georgia

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