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1851 John Dillon (Irish Nationalist Politician) Irish Political and Social Leaders
1907 Marvin Griffin (Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1864 John Hunt Morgan (Kentucky-born Confederate Cavalry Leader Killed Leading a Raid on Greenville, Tennessee) John Hunt Morgan Greenville, Tennessee American Civil War
Henry S. Johnson (Governor of Louisiana: 1824-1828) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders
1596 Small Earthquake Triggers a 50' Tsunami That Hits Japan's Uryu-Jima Island, Killing 1,000 of the Islands 5,000 Inhabitants Japan Earthquake Tsunami Death History Channel
1780 Patriot Francis Marion's Carolina Militia Routs Loyalists at Blue Savannah, South Carolina South Carolina American Revolution History Channel
1807 British Continue Day Three of Four-day Bombardment of Copenhagen Denmark Great Britain Napoleon Bonaparte European History War Danish Military History
1839 British and Chinese Forces Fight the First Battle of the Opium War China Great Britain War Asian History
1864 Confederate Cavalry Leader, John Hunt Morgan, Is Killed Leading a Raid on Greenville, Tennessee Greenville, Tennessee John Hunt Morgan American Civil War Death History Channel
1918 U.S. Troops Land in Russia to Help the British Provide Stability During the Russian Civil War Russia Great Britain World War II History Channel
1940 USS Greer Is the First U.S. Vessel Fired Upon in WWII World War II Naval Military History History Channel
1945 Japanese Surrender Wake Island Japan World War II History Channel
1948 Queen Wilhelmina Abdicates the Dutch Throne for Health Reasons Dutch Royal House New York Times
1969 Radio Hanoi Announces the Death of Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh Radio Death History Channel
1991 South Africa Signs U.N. Agreement for the Repatriation and Reintegration of South African Returnees from Exile United Nations South Africa Apartheid South African History
1997 Suicide Bombs Kill 8 and Injure More Than 150 in the Center of Jerusalem Israel Terrorism Death BBC
1998 United Nations Tribunal Sentences Rwanda Prime Minister Jean Kambanda to Life in Prison for Genocide United Nations Rwanda Political and Social Leaders Crime Law and Legal Resources South African History

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