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1815 David Davis (Maryland-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Maryland Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1820 Samuel Blatchford (New York City-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) New York City Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1861 Margaret Murray Washington (Mississippi-born Educator, Wife of Booker T. Washington) Margaret Murray Washington Booker T. Washington Education African American Political and Social Leaders
1881 Ernest Bevin (English Trade Union Leader and Labour Politician) English Political & Social Leaders Labor
1886 Robert Eichelberger (Ohio-born U.S. Army General: World War II) Ohio Military Leaders World War II
1922 Floyd McKissick (North Carolina-born African-American Civil Rights Activist) North Carolina Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1440 St. Frances of Rome Italy Catholic Saints Catholic Encyclopedia
1936 Sidney Johnston Catts (Former Governor of Florida) Florida Political and Social Leaders Politics Florida Historical Society
1992 Menachem Begin (Prime Minister of Israel) Israeli Political & Social Leaders
1734 Salzburgers (Persecuted Protestants from Salzburg) Leave Charles Town, South Carolina for Savannah Salzburg, Austria Charleston, South Carolina Savannah, Georgia Religion University of Georgia
1781 Spanish Forces Begin a Two-month Siege of the British-occupied City of Pensacola, Florida Spain Great Britain Pensacola, Florida Pensacola, Florida History Channel
1796 Napoleon Bonaparte Marries Josephine de Beauharnais France Napoleon Bonaparte New York Times
1816 Five Are Hanged in South Africa for Rebelling Against the British Colonial Authority South Africa Great Brtiain Capital Punishment Death South African History
1818 Local Georgia Militia Combat the Creek Indians at the Battle of Breakfast Branch Georgia Creek Indians War Death University of Georgia
1841 U.S. Supreme Court Frees the Remaining 35 Survivors of the Amistad Mutiny The U.S. Supreme Court Naval History African-American History The Amistad Mutiny
1846 The Treaty of Lahore Brings the First Anglo-Sikh War to an End India Pakistan Great Britain War Asian History
1847 U.S. Forces Land at Vera Cruz, Mexico Vera Cruz, Mexico Mexican-American War Defense Technical Information Center (pdf)
1861 Lincoln Writes General Winfield Scott About the Position of Federal Troops at Ft. Sumter, SC South Carolina Winfield Scott Abraham Lincoln Fort Sumter Lincoln Papers
Confederate States of America Authorize Printing of Its First Currency ($1M) Currency American Civil War Historic Firsts US Treasury
The Confederacy Requisitions Its First Soldiers from Florida Florida American Civil War Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1862 Monitor Battles the Merrimac for Five Hours at Hampton Roads, Virginia Virginia Monitor v. Merrimac Naval History History Channel New York Times
President Lincoln Follows the Progress of the Merrimac Toward the Nation's Capitol Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln Monitor v. Merrimac Naval History Lincoln Papers
1863 Union Gen. E.H. Stoughton Is Captured at 2 a.m. in Bed at His Virginia Headquarters Virginia American Civil War Lincoln Papers
1864 Lincoln Promotes U.S. Grant to Lieutenant General in Ceremony Before the Presidential Cabinet Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant American Civil War Lincoln Papers
President Lincoln Telegraphs General George Meade That New York Has Given Soldiers the Right to Vote New York Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Voting Rights Lincoln Papers
1916 Germany Declares War with Portugal Germany Portugal World War I History Channel
Pancho Villa Leads Raid on Columbus, New Mexico, Killing More at Least 12 Pancho Villa New Mexico Terrorism Death History Channel New Mexico Magazine
1932 China's Last Emperor Is Installed as Regent of the Japanese Puppet State of Manchukuo China Japan History Channel Asian History
1933 FDR Calls Congress into Special Session to Enact The Emergency Bank Act U.S. Congress Franklin Roosevelt The New Deal University of Virginia US Treasury
1945 U.S. B-29 Bombers Attack Japan with Fire Bombs Causing Widespread Devastation Japan Aviation History World War II Fire Safety Death History Channel
1947 South African Blacks and Indians Sign "The Three Doctors' Pact" of Cooperation South Africa Racism South African History
1954 Senators Criticize Fellow Republican Joseph McCarthy, Taking Action to Limit His Power Joe McCarthy U.S. Senate MCCARTHYISM History Channel
1956 British Authorities Deport Greek Cypriot Leader, Archbishop Makarios, to Restore Order Cyprus Great Britain BBC
1967 Svetlana Stalin, Daughter of the Soviet Dictator, Requests Asylum at the US Embassy in India India Josef Stalin Cold WAr BBC
1973 People of Northern Ireland Vote Overwhelmingly to Remain within the United Kingdom Northern Ireland Great Britain Ireland Elections BBC
1974 Japanese Lt. Onoda Hirô Surrenders in the Philippines, 29 Years after the End of World War II Japan The Philippines World War II Asian History
1977 Hanafi Muslims Take 130 Hostages in Washington D.C., Kill One Washington, D.C. Islam Terrorism Death New York Times
1981 Japanese Power Plant Leaks Radioactive Waste Japan Nuclear Power History Channel
1983 Armenian Terrorists Attack and Wound the Turkish Ambassador to Serbia Turkey Armenia Terrorism
1989 Senate Rejects Bush's Nomination of John Tower for Defense Secretary U.S. Senate President George Bush The American Presidency New York Times
1996 Japan's Social Democratic Party Holds Its First General Convention Japan Politics Historic Firsts Social Democratic Party Asian History
1998 Japanese Government Relaxes Regulations to Stimulate Financial Services Competition Japanese Business Law and Legal Resources Business Asian History
2000 John McCain and Bill Bradley Concede Presidential Nominations to George Bush and Al Gore President George Bush Presidential Elections Politics New York Times

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