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1919 Eva Perón (Wife of Argentinean President Juan Perón) Argentinian Political & Social Leaders Biography.com New York Times
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1274 2nd Council of Lyons Opens to Regulate Papal Elections Religion Catholicism Hungarian Piarist Fathers
1763 Chief Pontiac Begins Attack on British Fort at Detroit Pontiac Detroit History Channel State of Michigan
1789 George Washington Attends the First Presidential Inaugural Ball Washington American Presidency Dance Historic Firsts History Channel
1800 President John Adams Signs Act Dividing the Northwest Territory into the Indiana Territory and What Will Be the State of Ohio Ohio Indiana President John Adams Indiana Historical Bureau Indiana Historical Society
1862 Confederate Forces Attack Union Troops at Eltham's Landing, Virginia Virginia Battle of Eltham's Landing National Park Service
1863 The Confederate Schooner Sea Lion Is Captured Off of Florida's Gulf Coast Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1864 Grant's Troops March South Following Battle of the Wilderness Ulysess S. Grant Battle of the Wilderness History Channel
President Lincoln Receives First-Hand Report on Wilderness Campaign Delivered at 2 A.M. by Courier Arriving Via Special Locomotive President Abraham Lincoln Railroad Battle of the Wilderness Lincoln Logs
The First Fighting of the Atlanta Campaign Begins Northwest of Dalton, Georgia Dalton, Georgia Fall of Atlanta University of Georgia
The U.S.S. Sunflower Captures the Confederate Sloop Neptune As Federal Troops Occupy Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1906 President Theodore Roosevelt Approves a Congressional Delegation for the Alaska Territory Alaska U.S. Congress President Theodore Roosevelt Alaska Historical Society
1914 Woodrow Wilson's Daughter Eleanor Is Married in the White House in a Simple 5-Minute Ceremony Woodrow Wilson White House Time
1915 Germans Sink the British Passenger Ship Lusitania: 1,100+ Die Germany Great Britain Naval History Sinking of the Lusitania Death Library of Congress History Channel
1935 The Pueblo Ruins of Kuaua and Puaray Along the Rio Grande North of Albuquerque, New Mexico Are Opened to the Public as Coronado State Monument Coronado State Monuments Parks New Mexico Magazine
1943 Allies Capture Tunis and Bizerte from Germans in North Africa Tunisia Nazi Germany WWII University of San Diego
1945 Nazi Germany Surrenders to the Allied Forces in a French Schoolhouse Nazi Germany France Documents of Surrender History Channel New York Times BBC
1946 William Henry Hastie Is Inaugurated as the First African-American Governor of the Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands Political and Social Leaders Tennessee Political and Social Leaders African American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Tennessee State University
1951 John Williams, a U.S. Senator from Delaware, Discloses Corruption in the Internal Revenue Service Delaware Political and Social Leaders Internal Revenue Service U.S. Congress Taxes State of Delaware
1952 Korean POWs Riot at Koje-do Taking Camp Commandant, Brig. Gen. Francis T. Dodd Hostage Korean War Prisoners of War Association Of The United States Army
1954 Defeat at Dien Bien Phu Ends French Involvement in Vietnam Vietnam France History Channel
1952 Korean POWs Riot at Koje-do Taking Camp Commandant, Brig. Gen. Francis T. Dodd Hostage Korean War Prisoners of War Association Of The United States Army
1954 Defeat at Dien Bien Phu Ends French Involvement in Vietnam Vietnam France History Channel
1960 Leonid Brezhnev Is Selected as Soviet Party President Lenoid Ilicht Brezhnev History Channel
1970 Seattle Police Department Deploys Plainclothes Officers as "Vigilantes" to Assault anti-War Protesters Seattle, Washington Vietnam War Crime Human Rights/Civil Rights HistoryLink
1984 Vietnam Veterans Receive $180M for Agent Orange Lawsuit Vietnam War Law and Legal Resources Economics ABA Journal
1987 South African Government Bombs Destroy the Johannesburg Office of the Congress of South African Trade Union South African Government Labor Unions Apartheid South African History
1989 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1 and Destroys 5,300 Houses Along the Burma-China Border Burma China Earthquake Death USGS
Panamánian Voters Overwhelmingly Support an Opposition Candidate for President Soundly Defeating Dictator Manuel Noriega's Candidate Panamá Elections and Voting Carter Center
1992 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Is Ratified After 203 Years U.S. Congress 27th Amendment U.S. Constitution Online
1999 NATO Jet Mistakenly Bombs the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade: 3 Die Yugoslavia China War Death New York Times
2000 Vladimir Putin Takes Office: Russia's First Democratic Transfer of Power Vladimir Putin Elections and Voting New York Times
2001 Thousands Greet Pope John Paul II on His Visit to the Syrian Capital Damascus Syria Pope John Paul II Catholicism BBC
2004 Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Apologizes to Congress for Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners of War U.S. Congress President George W. Bush Iraqi War Prisoners of War War Crimes PBS
2007 President George Bush Hosts Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at a White House State Dinner British Political and Social Leaders Queen Elizabeth II President George W. Bush The American Presidency Bush Presidential Library

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