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Barbados: Heroes Day
(Observed annually on this date to celebrate 10 patriots of Barbados)
Barbados U.S. Department of State Government of Barbados
1442 Edward IV, King of England British Political and Social Leaders British Monarchy Historic UK
1758 James Monroe (Virginia-born Fifth President of the United States) Virginia Political and Social Leaders James Monroe The American Presidency
1810 Daniel Ullmann (Delaware-born Union General) Delaware Military Figures American Civil War History Channel
1838 Tobias Asser (Dutch Jurist; Awarded the 1911 Nobel Prize for Peace for the Hague Treaties) Dutch Political and Social Leaders 1911 Nobel Prize for Peace
1853 William Wright Heard (Governor of Louisiana: 1900-1904) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders
1937 Saddam Hussein (Dictator of Iraq) Saddam Hussein 1991 Gulf War 2003 Liberation of Iraq
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1894 Young Loften Gerdine Harris (Benefactor and Namesake of Georgia's Young Harris College) Georgia Education Education Young Harris College University of Georgia
1945 Benito Mussolini (Italian Dictator: Executed) Benito Mussolini World War II BBC History Channel
1978 Sardar Mohammad Daoud (President of Afghanistan) Afghanistan
1758 Native Americans Kill and Capture More Than 40 Settlers at Fort Seybert, Virginia (Now West Virginia) West Virginia Colonial Virginia Native American Heritage Death West Virginia Archive
1770 Captain James Cook Is the First European to Arrive At Australia's Botany Bay Australia Captain James Cook Naval History Sutherland Shire Environment Centre Historic UK
1789 Fletcher Christian Leads Mutiny on the HMS Bounty HMS Bounty Naval History History Channel Concordia Writer's Almanac
1861 Two Federal Soldiers Desert Florida's Fort Pickens and Surrender to Confederate Authorities Florida American Civil War Forts Florida Historical Society
1863 President Lincoln Assures the Governor of Pennsylvania That an Attack on His State Unlikely Pennsylvania President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
1915 The International Congress of Women Convenes at The Hague, Netherlands to Promote World Peace The Netherlands Women World War I History Channel
1919 The Covenant of the League of Nations Is Presented to the Delegates The League of Nations World History League of Nations South African History
1945 Benito Mussolini Is Executed by Forces of the Italian Resistance Benito Mussolini World War II Death BBC History Channel
1947 Thor Heyerdahl and 5 Others Begin a Pacific Ocean Crossing on Raft, Kon-Tiki Thor Heyerdahl Peru Polynesia Naval History Norwegian Museum Network
1952 War with Japan Officially Ends as Treaty with 48 Countries Takes Effect Japan World War II Historic World Documents New York Times
1965 US Troops Sent to Dominican Republic to Prevent Return of Exiled Juan Bosch Dominican Republic President Lyndon Johnson History Channel
1967 Muhammad Ali Refuses to be Inducted into the Army Muhammad Ali Civil Rights Vietnam War African American History
1969 French President Charles de Gaulle Resigns Charles de Gaulle History Channel BBC
1970 President Nixon Authorizes U.S. Troops to Move into Cambodia from South Vietnam Cambodia President Richard Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
1977 Leaders of the German Terrorist Baader-Meinhof Gang Are Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Germany Terrorism Law and Legal Resources History Channel
1978 Deposed Afghanistan President Daoud Murdered by Procommunist Rebels Afghanistan Death Country Studies
1980 President Carter Accepts Resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance President Jimmy Carter Iran Hostage Crisis Society of Historians of American Foregin Relations New York Times
1994 Former CIA Official Aldrich Ames Sentenced to Life without Parole for Espionage The CIA Law and Legal Resources The Cold War FBI BBC
1996 President Clinton Gives 4+ hours of Videotaped Testimony on Whitewater Affair President Bill Clinton Law and Legal Resources CNN

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