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1741 Joseph II of Germany German Political and Social Leaders
1764 Charles Grey (Prime Minister of England) English Political and Social Leaders
1798 Abigail Powers Fillmore (New York-born Teacher, Wife of Millard Fillmore) Abigail Powers Fillmore Millard Fillmore Education
1913 William Casey (New York-born Director of the CIA) New York Political and Social Leaders The CIA Biography.com
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1857 Clarence Darrow (Ohio-born Attorney) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Law Scopes Monkey Trial
1901 Benjamin Harrison (Ohio-born 23rd President of the United States) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Benjamin Harrison Presidential Seal
1906 Susan B. Anthony (Massachusetts-born Women's Rights Activist, Suffragist) Susan B. Anthony Women Women's Suffrage
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1736 Governor of Spanish Florida Complains to James Oglethorpe About English Settlements on Spanish Land Spain Great Britain Florida Georgia Colonial American History University of Georgia
1836 Sam Houston's Texan Troops Retreat from Santa Ana Sam Houston Mexico History Channel
1849 Lincoln Loses Trial of Longworth v. Lewis Before the U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Papers
1863 President Lincoln Attends Washington Theatre to See James H. Hackett as Falstaff in "King Henry IV" Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln Shakespeare's Henry IV Plays Lincoln Papers
U.S.S. Huntsville Seizes the British Blockade Runner Surprise Off Florida's Charlotte Harbor Great Britain Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1864 President Lincoln Congratulates Michael Hahn on Being the First Free-State Governor of Louisiana Louisiana Political  and Social Leaders Abraham Lincoln Historic Firsts Lincoln Papers
U.S.S. Columbine Captures the Confederate Steamer General Sumter on Florida's Lake George Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1865 Jefferson Davis Approves Recruiting African-American Soldiers into the Confederate Army American Civil War Slavery African-American Military Figures History Channel University of Georgia
1868 Senate Begins Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson U.S. Senate Impeachment Trial of President Andrew Johnson Law and Legal Resources History Channel New York Times
1881 Tsar Alexander II Assassinated by Bomb Thrown at Him by a Revolutionary Russia Death History Channel
1884 al-Mahdi Begins the Siege of Khartoum, Sudan Held by an Egyptian Garrison Led by the British Sudan Egypt Great Britain Britannica
1900 British Forces Take Bloemfontein in the Second Boer War Great Britain South Africa Boer Wars Historic UK
1915 British End Three-Day Assault on the German Trenches Near the Village of Neuve Chapelle World War I Brigham Young University History Channel
1921 Provisional People's Government Mongolia Independence from China Mongolia China U.S. Department of State
1944 London Suspends Travel Between Ireland and Britain Great Britain Ireland World War II History Channel
1951 Israel Demands DM 6.2B Compensation from Germany Israel Germany The Holocaust Wold War II Economics
1954 40,000 Vietnamese Surround 15,000 French at Dien Bien Phu and Attack Vietnam France CNN History Channel
1961 President Kennedy Proposes 10-year Aid Program for Latin America Central America President Kennedy Cold War Economics History Channel
Five Britons Are Accused of Spying for Moscow Great Britain Soviet Union Cold War Crime BBC
1972 Britain & China Agree to Resume Full Diplomatic Relations after 22 Years Great Britain China TV News Archives
1973 Syria Adopts Constitution Syria United Nations Development Program
1979 Grenada's People's Revolutionary Government Replaces Eric Gairy Regime Grenada WorldOver.com BBC
1983 Death Threats Force Zimbabwe's Opposition Leader, Joshua Nkomo, to Flee to London Zimbabwe Political and Social Leaders Great Britain BBC
1990 President Bush Proposes Economic Aid Plan for Nicaragua Nicaragua President George Bush Economics TV News Archives
2002 Angola' s Government Announces Unilateral Ceasefire in 27-year Civil War Against UNITA Rebels Angola Government War South African History

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