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United States: Commodore John Barry Day
(Commemorates the life of Commodore John Barry: Established by 1981 Presidential Proclamation)
Commodore John Barry Naval History American Revolution Presidential Proclamation
1739 Grigory Potemkin (Russian Military Leader and Statesman) Russian Military Leaders
1813 William Augustus Barstow (Connecticut-born Governor of Wisconsin) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1860 John J. Pershing (Missouri-born Commander of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I) John J. Pershing World War I
1865 Maud Ballington Booth (English-American co-Founder of Volunteers of America) English Political and Social Leaders Volunteers of America
1941 Oscar Arias Sánchez (Former President of Costa Rica) Oscar Arias Sánchez 1987 Nobel Laureate for Peace
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1597 Father Pedro Corpa (Catholic Missionary in the Florida Territory) Florida Catholicism Native-American Heritage Historic Firsts Florida State Historical Society
1803 John Barry (Irish-born Father of the U.S. Navy) John Barry U.S. Military Leaders American Revolution
1832 Father Gabriel Richard (French Catholic Missionary, Educator Who Served Detroit) French Political and Social Leaders Detroit Political and Social Leaders Catholicism State of Michigan
1860 Anthony Bewley (Texas-born Abolitionist Minister; Lynched in Fort Worth, TX) Texas Religion Abolition Crime Texas State Historical Association
1998 George Wallace (Governor of Alabama) George Wallace American Political Leaders
2006 Ann Richards (Governor of Texas) Texas Political and Social Leaders American Political Leaders NPR
1759 British Defeat French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham Great Britain France Seven Years War Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1786 French Explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse Sails into Monterey Bay, CA French Explorers Monterey County, California Explorers American Journeys
1788 Constitutional Convention Authorizes First Federal Election U.S. Constitution Elections New York Times
1789 Congress Selects New York City as Nation's Capital U.S. Congress New York City New York Times
1847 Americans Storm Chapultepec - Last Major Battle of Mexican-American War Mexico Mexican-American War History Channel
1859 Chief Justice of California's Supreme Court Mortally Wounds a U.S. Senator in a Duel California U.S. Congress Gun Control Death California Offica of Historic Preservation
1860 Abolitionist Minister Anthony Bewley Is Lynched in Fort Worth, Texas Texas Religion Abolition Death Texas State Historical Association
1862 Union Soldiers Find Lee's Battle Plan for Antietam Robert E. Lee Battle of Antietam History Channel
1940 Italy Invades Egypt Italy Egypt World War II History Channel
1943 Chiang Kai-shek Becomes Leader of China History of China New York Times
1951 Americans Begin Assault on Heartbreak Ridge in Korea Korean War New York Times
1993 Palestinians and Israelis Sign Joint Declaration at the White House Israel President Bill Clinton History Channel New York Times BBC
1997 Funeral Services Held in Calcutta, India for Nobel Peace Laureate Mother Teresa India Mother Teresa 1979 Nobel Laureate for Peace New York Times
2001 Secretary of State Colin Powell Names Osama bin Laden as Prime Suspect in 9/11/ Attacks 9/11 Attacks Colin Powell Osama bin Laden New York Times

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