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1707 Stephen Hopkins (Rhode Island-born Signer of the Declaration of Independence) Rhode Island Declaration of Independence
1827 Henry DeLamar Clayton (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures The American Civil War University of Georgia
1850 Tomás Garrigue Masaryk (Founder and First President of Czechoslovakia) Czech Republic Political and Social Leaders Slovakian Political and Social Leaders
1857 Helen Parkhurst (Wisconsin-born Educator, Founder of the Dalton Plan) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note
1908 Oseola McCarty (Mississippi-born African-American Laundry Women Philanthropist) Mississippi Political and Social Leaders Philanthropy African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Southern Mississippi African American Registry
1919 Juanita Kidd Stout (Oklahoma-born First African-American Woman to Serve on a State Supreme Court (PA)) Oklahoma Political and Social Leaders Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1767 Jean Baptiste de Bienville (French Governor of the Louisiana Colony) French Political and Social Leaders Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Colonial America
1810 Lord Collingwood (English Admiral) English Military Leaders Naval History Chambers
1830 Jacques Villere (Former Governor of Louisiana) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Politics Louisiana Secretary of  State
1530 Pope Clement VII Rejects Henry VIII's Request to Divorce Catherine of Aragon English Political and Social Leaders Henry VIII Catholicism Concordia
1734 Salzburgers (Persecuted Protestants from Salzburg) Arrive in Charles Town, South Carolina Salzburg, Austria Charleston, South Carolina Religion University of Georgia
1849 Abraham Lincoln Argues His First Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court Abraham Lincoln U.S. Supreme Court Historic Firsts Lincoln Papers
1859 U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney Overrules the Wisconsin Supreme Court by Upholding the Federal Fugitive Slave Law Wisconsin U.S  Supreme Court Slavery Fugitive Slave Law Wisconsin Historical Society
1861 President Lincoln Addresses the Foreign Diplomatic Corps Abraham Lincoln The American Presidency Lincoln Papers
Georgia's Secession Convention Reconvenes in Savannah to Adopt New State Constitution Georgia The American Civil War University of Georgia
1862 Union Forces Defeat the Confederates at Pea Ridge, Arkansas Arkansas Battle of Pea Ridge History Channel
President Lincoln and General McClellan Discuss Strategy for Capture of Richmond, Virginia Richmond, Virginia George McClellan Abraham Lincoln The American Civil War Lincoln Papers
President Lincoln Discusses the Appointment of a Commissioner for Hawaii Hawaii Abraham Lincoln The American Presidency Lincoln Papers
President Lincoln Transmits to Congress an Indian Treaty Signed in Paola, Kansas Paola, Kansas Abraham Lincoln Native American Heritage Historic Documents Lincoln Papers
1865 President Lincoln Sends a Congressional Resolution of Gratitude to General Grant U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant Lincoln Papers
1902 Boers Capture a British General and 600 Troops at Battle of Tweebosch South Africa Boer Wars South African History
1918 Germany and White Finns Sign Treaty Guaranteeing German Assistance in the Finnish Civil War. Finland Germany League of Nations Archive
1936 Hitler Sends Troops into the Rhineland Violating Treaty of Versailles Nazi Germany Hitler Treaty of Versailles European History History Channel " target=_blank>History Channel
1941 50,000 British Troops Land in Greece Greece Britain World War II History Channel
1942 Japanese Forces Capture Rangoon, Burma Rangoon, Burma Japan World War II Asian History
1945 U.S. 9th Armored Division Crosses the Rhine at Remagen Nazi Germany United States World War II New York Times
U.S. Forces Complete the Capture of the First Major German City, Cologne Germany World War II University of Illinois
German V2 Rocket Lands in Greenwich, England, Injuring 94, Destroying 20 Homes Greenwich, England World War II Greenwich Guide
1950 Soviet Union Denies Klaus Fuchs Served As Its Spy Soviet Union Cold War History Channel
1964 At a Roman Parish Church, Pope Paul VI Celebrates Mass in Italian Instead of Latin Rome, Italy Catholicism Religion Historic Firsts Concordia
1966 U.S. Conducts 20kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1969 Golda Meir Has Been Elected the First Female Prime Minister of Israel Israeli Political and Social Leaders Golda Meir Women Elections Historic Firsts BBC
50,000 Soviets Protest at the Chinese Embassy in Moscow Soviet Union China Cold War Chinese Embassy, Moscow Asian History
USSR Conducts 20-150kT Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1971 Egypt Refuses to Renew Suez Cease Fire Suez Canal World History TV News Archive
1973 Sheikh Mujib Rahman Wins Landslide Victory in Bangladesh's First General Elections Bangladesh Elections Historic Firsts History Channel
1974 Duke University Anthropologists Locate the U.S. Civil War Ship, Monitor North Carolina American Civil War Naval History TV Archive
1975 Senate Revises Votes Needed to Stop Filibuster (2/3 to 60) U.S. Senate New York Times
U.S. Conducts 20-200kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1977 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Meets President Carter Israel Jimmy Carter Carter Presidential Library
1989 Chinese Police Open Fire on Tibetan Demonstrators in Lhasa, Killing 12 Tibet China Human Rights/Civil Rights Death Asian History
1994 David Kpomakpor Is Appointed Head of Liberia's National Transitional Government Liberia PBS

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