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1850 Hallie Quinn Brown (Pennsylvania-born African-American Educator, Lecturer, Writer) Hallie Quinn Brown Educators of Note Women's Rights African American Poliitical and Social Leaders
1867 Lillian Wald (Ohio-born Nurse, Anti-War Activist) Lillian Wald Medicine World War I
1909 LeRoy Collins (33rd Governor of Florida ) Florida Political & Social Leaders Politics
1947 Kim Campbell (First Female Prime Minister of Canada) Canadian Political & Social Leaders
1964 Prince Edward of England English History British Royalty British Royal Website
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1792 John Stuart (Earl of Bute, Advisor to King George III of England) English Political and Social Leaders King George III American Revolution The History Channel
1865 William H.C. Whiting (Mississippi-born Confederate General; Died in Federal Prison) William H.C. Whiting American Civil War The History Channel
1948 Jan Masaryk (Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister) Jan Masaryk The Cold War The History Channel
1953 Alexander Groesbeck (3-time Governor of Michigan) Michigan Political and Social Leaders Politics State of  Michigan
1985 Konstantin U. Chernenko (Russian-born Leader of the Soviet Union) Konstantin U. Chernenko The Cold War
1629 King Charles I Dissolves British Parliament, Not to Be Called Back for 11 Years British History British Monarchy New York Times
1681 William Penn, Receives a Charter from Charles II Making Him Sole Proprietor of What Will Be Pennsylvania William Penn Pennsylvania Colonial Pennsylvania British Monarchy Concordia
1734 Salzburgers (Persecuted Protestants from Salzburg) Reach Georgia's Savannah River Salzburg, Austria Savannah, Georgia Religion University of Georgia
1785 Thomas Jefferson Appointed Minister to France, Succeeding Benjamin Franklin France U.S. Government Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Franklin New York Times
1804 The Upper Louisiana Territory Is Formally Transferred from France to the United States in a Ceremony in St. Louis France Louisiana Purchase Minnesota Historical Society
1848 U.S. Senate Ratifies Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Ending War with Mexico Mexico U.S. Congress Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Lincoln Papers
1862 President Lincoln and His Staff Focus on Review of Prior Day's Battle of the Monitor and. Merrimac Virginia Abraham Lincoln Monitor v. Merrimac Naval History Lincoln Papers
Confederate Troops Evacuate St. Augustine, Florida - Union Attack is Considered Imminent St. Augustine, Florida American Civil War St. Augustine, Florida Florida Historical Society
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, Confederate Troops Occupy the Palace of the Governors, Raising the Confederate Flag over the Palace Santa Fe, New Mexico American Civil War New Mexico Magazine
1863 President Lincoln, Cabinet Members and Senators Discuss Sending Troops to Protect Arizona Arizona Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
President Lincoln Proclaims Amnesty to Soldiers Absent without Leave Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
A Federal Force, Primarily of African-American Troops, Reoccupies Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville, Florida American Civil War African-American Military Figures Jacksonville, Florida Florida Historical Society
U.S.S. Gem of the Sea Captures the Sloop Petee at Florida's Indian River Inlet Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
The All-African-American 54th Infantry of Massachusetts Is Created Massachusetts The American Civil War African-American History The African American Registry
England's Prince Albert Edward Marries Princess Alexandra of Denmark Denmark Great Britain British Royalty
1864 President Lincoln Promotes Ulysses S. Grant to Commander of the Union Armies Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant The American Civil War Lincoln Papers The History Channel
Federal Forces Occupy Palatka, Florida Palatka, Florida American Civil War Palatka, Florida Florida Historical Society
1893 Ivory Coast and French Guinea Are Made Colonial Members of French Federation of West Africa France Equatorial Guinea Ivory Coast Florida State University (pdf) Florida State University (pdf)
1905 Japan Captures Northeastern Chinese City of Mukden (Shenyang) During Russo-Japanese War China Japan Russo Japanese War Asian History
1912 General Yuan Shikai Replaces Sun Yatsen as Provisional President of the Republic of China Chinese Political and Social Leaders Asian History
1915 Battle of Neuve-Chapelle Begins World War I Brigham Young University
1917 Turkish Troops Begin Evacuation of Baghdad Turkey Iraq World War II The History Channel
1922 India's British Governors Arrest Mahatma Gandhi for Sedition Mohandas Gandhi Great Britain Law and Legal Resources Asian History
Striking South African Mine Workers Turn Violent, Attacking Post Offices and Power Stations South Africa Labor Actions South African History
1940 Britain's Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain Rejects U.S. Peace Proposal Neville Chamberlain World War II The History Channel
1945 300 U.S. B-29 Bombers Firestorm Tokyo, Killing Tens of Thousands Japan Aviation History World War II Death Asian History The History Channel
1948 Body of Czechoslovakia's Anti-Communist Foreign Minister, Jan Masaryk, Is Found in Prague Jan Masaryk The Cold War The History Channel
1949 Nazi Broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, ''Axis Sally,'' Is Convicted of Treason Germany Axis Sally Propaganda World War II New York Times
1952 General Fulgencio Batista Overthrows the President of Cuba, Carlos Pržo SocarrŠs Cuban Political and Social Leaders ThinkQuest
1956 Riots Break Out in Cyprus after British Authorities Deport the Head of Island's Greek Orthodox Church Cyprus Political and Social Leaders Great Britain BBC
1966 Protests Mar Wedding of Dutch Princess Beatrix to German Claus von Amsberg Dutch Political and Social Leaders Germany Dutch Royal Family
1969 James Earl Ray Waives Trial, Pleads Guilty to Murder of Martin Luther King Jr. The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Crime Law and Legal Resources BBC The History Channel
1970 U.S. Army Presses Charges Against Five for 1968 My Lai Massacre My Lai Massacre War Crimes The History Channel
1972 First National Black Political Convention Is Held in Gary, Indiana Gary, Indiana Politics African-American History The African American Registry
Cambodian Premier Lon Nol, Recovering from Stroke, Retakes Control of Government Cambodian Political and Social Leaders TV News Archive
1973 British Governor of Bermuda Assassinated on the Grounds of Government House Bermuda Government BBC
1988 England's Prince Charles Narrowly Avoids Death in Swiss Avalanche Switzerland English Political and Social Leaders Prince Charles Snow Death BBC
1990 Iraqi Court Condemns British Journalist, Farzad Bazoft, to Death for Espionage Iraq Great Britain Law and Legal Resources BBC
Haitian President Prosper Avril Resigns 18 Months after Seizing Power in a Coup Haitian Political and Social Leaders TV News Archive
2005 Hong Kong Leader, Tung Chee-hwa, Resigns Hong Kong CNN

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