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1588 Thomas Hobbes (English Philosopher) Thomas Hobbes Philosophy Mathematics
1801 Vincenzo Gioberti (Italian Philosopher, Politician, Cleric) Italian Political and Social Leaders Philosophy Religious Leaders & Theologians
1816 Samuel F. Miller (Kentucky-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Kentucky Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1839 Robert Smalls (South Carolina Slave, African-American Naval Captain, State Legislator, U.S. Congressman) South Carolina Political and Social Leaders U.S. House of Representatives Slavery African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1856 Robert Raikes (English Philanthropist and Founder of the Sunday School Concept) English Political and Social Leaders Philanthropy Religion Child Advocacy Concordia
Booker T. Washington (Virginia-born African-American Educator and Rights Activist) Booker T. Washington Education African-American Political and Social Leaders
1901 Chester Bowles (Massachusetts-born Advertising Executive, American Diplomat) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders
1908 Jagjivan Ram (Indian Politician, Rights Activist, Spokesman for the Untouchables) Indian Political and Social Leaders Hinduism Civil Rights/Human Rights
1923 Nguyen Van Thieu (President of South Vietnam) Nguyen Van Thieu
1937 Colin Powell (New York-born African-American Statesman, Military Leader) Colin Powell President George Bush President George W. Bush American Military Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1964 Douglas MacArthur (Arkansas-born Military Leader) Douglas MacArthur American Military Leaders World War II Korean War
1975 Chiang Kai-Shek (Chinese Political Leader) Chiang Kai-Shek
1982 Abe Fortas (Tennessee-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Tennessee Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
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1778 Shawnee Indians Take Daniel Boone to Detroit as a British Prisoner Detroit, Michigan Daniel Boone Shawnee Indians American Revolution State of Michigan
1792 George Washington Issues First Presidential Veto George Washington The American Presidency U.S. Congress Historic Firsts University of Virginia The History Channel
1860 Wisconsin Congressman and Abolitionist, John F. Potter, Is Challenged to a Duel by Virginia Representative Roger Pryor Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Abolition Wisconsin Historical Society
1861 The 1st Florida Infantry Regiment (500 Men) Is Mustered into Confederate Service in Chattahoochee Chattahoochee, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1862 McClellan's Union Troops Place Yorktown, Virginia under Siege Virginia General George McClellan Siege of Yorktown The History Channel
1863 President Lincoln Visits with General Hooker at Falmouth, Virginia Virginia President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Liincoln Letters
1864 President Lincoln Responds to Petition from Mrs. Horace Mann That All Slave Children Be Freed President Abraham Lincoln Slavery African-American Heritage Liincoln Letters
1865 President Lincoln Returns to City Point, Virginia from Richmond Virginia Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
1900 Attempted Assassination of Prince of Wales Fails in Belgium Belgium Great Britain British Monarchy The Guardian
1917 Women Gain Voting Rights in British Columbia, Canada Canada Women Suffrage Parks Canada
1918 Germans Abandon Their Positions Ending the Battle of Somme France World War I Western Front Association The History Channel
1943 Aircraft Carrier Casablanca Is Launched from the Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver, Washington Vancouver, Washington World War II Naval History History Link
1945 Yugoslavia's Tito Signs "Friendship" Treaty with the Soviet Union Josep Broz Tito Soviet Union Cold War European History The History Channel
1951 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg Are Sentenced to Die for Espionage Ethel & Julius Rosenberg Law & Legal Resources Cold War The History Channel The New York Times
1955 Winston Churchill Resigns as Prime Minister of Britain British History Winston Churchill BBC The History Channel
1968 Atlanta, Georgia Prepares for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Funeral Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. University of Georgia
1969 100,000 Anti-war Demonstrators March in New York City New York City Vietnam War The History Channel
1970 Guerrillas of the Rebel Armed Forces Murder West Germany's Ambassador to Guatemala Guatemala German Political Leaders Terrorism Death BBC
1976 James Callaghan Wins the Labour Leadership to Become Britain's New Prime Minister British Political and Social Leaders Elections BBC
1986 Bomb Kills Two Americans in West Berlin Discotheque Berlin Terrorism BBC
1988 Islamic Terrorists Hijack a Kuwaiti Jumbo Jet, Beginning a 16-day International Hostage Crisis Islam Aviation History Terrorism BBC
1989 Polish Round Table Legalizes Solidarity, Schedules Multi-party Elections Poland Labor Cold War University of Michigan
1991 U.S. Begins Air Drops to Kurdish Refugees in Northern Iraq Iraq Gulf War Aviation History
1999 Libya Surrenders Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Suspects to U.N. Representatives United Nations Libya Pan Am Flight 103 Terrorism Law and Legal Resources The New York Times
2000 Yoshiro Mori Is Elected President of Japan's Ruling Liberal Democratic Party Japanese Political and Social Leaders CNN

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