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1818 Amelia Bloomer (New York-born Women's Rights Activist) New York Social Leaders Women Civil Rights/Human Rights
1862 Elizabeth Haldane (Scottish Social Reformer, Author) Scottish Political and Social Leaders BBC
1890 Vivian Harsh (The First African-American Professional Librarian in the Chicago Public Library System) Chicago Political and Social Leaders Libraries African-American Political and Social Leaders Chicago Public Library African American Registry
1911 Hubert Humphrey (South Dakota-born U.S. Senator From Minnesota; Vice-President of the United States) Hubert Humphrey Minnesota Political Leaders U.S. Congress President Lyndon Johnson
1918 Yasuhiro Nakasone (Prime Minister of Japan) Japanes Political and Social Leaders
1923 Henry Kissinger (German-American Secretary of State; 1973 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Henry Kissinger U.S. Government Richard Nixon Vietnam War 1973 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1936 Richard R. Green (Arkansas-born African-American Educator) Arkansas Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1564 John Calvin (French Theologian) John Calvin Theologians and Religious Leaders
1661 Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll (Scottish Aristocrat Executed on Orders of England's King Charles II) Scottish Political and Social Leaders Charles II of England BBC
1964 Jawaharlal Nehru (First Prime Minister of India) Jawaharlal Nehru
1657 Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell Refuses Parliament's Offer of the Title "King of England" Oliver Cromwell Parliament Historic UK
1703 St. Petersburg Is Founded by Czar Peter the Great St. Petersburg The History Channel
1813 Thomas Jefferson Writes John Adams on the Death of Benjamin Rush Benjamin Rush John Adams Thomas Jefferson The History Channel
1822 Andrew Jackson Delivers His "Farewell Address" After Appointing William G. D. Worthington to Replace Him as Acting Governor of East and West Florida Florida Andrew Jackson Florida Historical Society
1858 In Eden Prairie, Minnesota About 150 Ojibwe Attack and Defeat Shakopee's Band of Dakota Eden Prairie, Minnesota Native American Heritage War Minnesota Historical Society
1861 General Benjamin Butler Declares Slaves Contraband of War American Civil War Slavery African-American History PBS
1863 In Maryland, a Federal Circuit Court Denies President Lincoln's Authority to Suspend Habeas Corpus Maryland President Abraham Lincoln Habeas Corpus American Civil War U.S. Constitution History Channel
In Florida, the Confederate Gunboat C.S.S. Chattahoochee Explodes on the Apalachicola River, Killing 18 Men and Wounding 12 Others Florida Steamboats American Civil War Death Florida Historical Society
1864 At Pickett's Mill in Paulding County, Georgia, Sherman's Union Troops Suffer 1,600 Casualties Compared to 500 Confederates Deaths Paulding County, Georgia Sherman's March Death Georgia Historical Society University of Georgia
1903 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Goes on Tour in Wales Wales Buffalo Bill Cody BBC
1905 The Japanese Destroy 33 of Russia's 45 Ships in the Battle of Tsushima Strait Russia Japan Naval History Russo-Japanese War Russo-Japanese War Research Society The History Channel
1918 The Third Battle of the Aisne Begins as the German Army Attacks Allied Positions at the Chemin des Dames Ridge in the Aisne River Region of France France Germany World War I The History Channel
1936 Queen Mary Leaves England on Maiden Voyage, Arrives in France 4 Hrs Later Great Britain France Ocean Liners RMS Queen Mary
1940 German Troops Murder 97 British Prisoners of War Great Britain Nazi Germany Prisoners of War World War II Death The History Channel
1941 The British Sink German Battleship Bismarck Off Coast of France: 2,300 die Nazi Germany The Bismarck World War II Death The Learning Site The History Channel
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Proclaims an Unlimited National Emergency Franklin Roosevelt The American Presidency World War II Yale University History Channel
1955 A Conservatives Victory in the British General Election Reinforces Support for Prime Minister, Anthony Eden British Political and Social Leaders Elections BBC
1961 John Tower Is the First Republican Senator Elected in the Texas Since Reconstruction Texas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Elections Texas Republican Party Texas State Historical Association
1963 Jomo Kenyatta Is Elected First Prime Minister of Self-Governing Kenya Kenya Elections Historic Firsts BBC South African History
1972 The U.S. and the Soviet Union Sign Strategic Arms Limitation Agreements in an Attempt to Control Nuclear Weapons Soviet Union Richard Nixon Cold War Arms Control Historic World Documents History Channel
1977 583 Crew and Passengers Die as Two 747's Collide on the Ground in Spain's Canary Islands Spain Air Crashes Death Center for the Study of Technology and Society
Myburgh Streicher and Followers Split From the United Party to Form the South African Party South African Political and Social Leaders South African History
1980 Exiled Milton Obote Returns to Uganda Uganda Uganda Peoples Congress
1994 Nobel Author, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Returns to Russia After a 20-Year Exile Alexandr Solzhenitsyn The Cold War 1970 Nobel Laureate for Literature BBC The History Channel
1996 Boris Yeltsin Negotiates Cease-fire with Chechen Rebels Boris Yeltsin Cechnya New York Times CNN
1997 Referendum Vote Removes Discriminatory Clauses from Australian Constitution Australia Racism Australian Department of Indigenous Affiars
1999 The United Nations Indicts Yugoslavian President Milosevic for Crimes Against Humanity Slobodan Milosevic United Nations War Crimes Law and Legal Resources CNN

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