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Portugal: Proclamation of the Republic Day
(Commemorates Overthrow of the Portuguese Monarchy and Creation of the First Republic: 10/05/1910)
Portugal The Contemporary Portuguese Political History Research Centre
1703 Jonathan Edwards (Connecticut-born Minister/Missionary) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders American Collections Writer's Almanac
1751 James Iredell (British-born Associate Justice of the United State Supreme Court) James Iredell U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1830 Chester A. Arthur (Vermont-born 21st President of the United States) Chester A. Arthur The American Presidency
1834 Benjamin Frederick (Ohio-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Iowa) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Iowa Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1892 Gardner Robert Withrow (Wisconsin-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1895 Walter Bedell Smith (Indiana-born U.S. Army Chief of Staff World War II) Indiana Military Leaders U.S. Military World War II
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1739 Tomochichi (Yamacraw Indian Chief) Creek Indians University of Georgia
1813 Chief Tecumseh (Native American Leader Killed at the Battle of the Thames) Canada Battle of the Thames Chief Tecumseh War of 1812
1824 Thomas B. Robertson (Governor of Louisiana: 1820-1824) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders
1941 Louis Brandeis (Kentucky-born First Jewish Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Louis Brandeis U.S. Supreme Court Judaism Oyez
2001 Mike Mansfield (New York City-born Senate Majority Leader from Montana, Ambassador ) New York City Political and Social Leaders Montana Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Senate
1789 James Wilson Sworn in As Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court James Wilson U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1795 Napoleon Sparks His Career by Defending the National Convention in Paris Paris The National Convention Napoleon Bonaparte The History Net
1813 Troops Commanded by William Henry Harrison Defeat Shawnee and Miami Indians at the Battle of the Thames: Chief Tecumseh Is Killed Canada William Henry Harrison Chief Tecumseh Battle of the Thames State of Michigan
1821 Greeks Capture Tripolitza, Main Turkish Fort in Peloponnese Area of Greece Greece Turkey War The History Net
1855 Yakama Indians Clash with Federal Troops Igniting a Three-year War Washington Yakima Indians War HistoryLink
1862 Federal Troops Occupy a Nearly Deserted Jacksonville, Florida Florida American Civil War State Historical Society
1864 Confederates Fail to Break Union Supply Line at Allatoona, GA Georgia Battle of Allatoona
1877 Nez Percé Chief Joseph Surrenders to U.S. Cavalry in Bear Paw Mountains, MT Montana Chief Joseph Library of Congress
1898 In Minnesota, 6 U.S. Soldiers Are Killed in a Failed Attempt to Arrest Bugonaygeshig, a Native American Minnesota Native-Aemrican Heritage Law and Legal Resources Death MInnesota Historical Society
1909 U.S. Army's African-American "Buffalo Soldiers" Arrive in Washington from Philippines Washington American <Military Figures African-American Military Figures HistoryLink
1910 Portugal's Monarchy Is Overthrown and the First Republic Is Established Portugal U.S. Department of State The Contemporary Portuguese Political History Research Centre
1930 British Airship R101 Crashes Near Beauvais, France Killing 48 People Great Britain France Aviation Death Science Fair Projects Encyclopedia
1931 Two Americans Complete First Nonstop Pacific Flight (41 hours Japan to Washington) Japan Washington State Aviation History Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1936 English Miners and Shipworkers Begin Labor March from Jarrow to London English History Labor Newcastle Chronicle
1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt Calls for a ''Quarantine'' of Aggressor Nations President Franklin D. Roosevelt World War II NY Times
1945 Marine Sergeant. David Timpany, Returns to Janesville After Almost 4 years as a Japanese Prisoner of War Japan Janesville, Wisconsin World War II Prisoners of War Wisconsin Historical Society
1947 Truman Uses First Televised White House Broadcast to Plea for Food for Europe President Harry Truman The White House Television Historic Firsts NY Times
1953 Former Governor of California, Earl Warren, Is Sworn in As 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Earl Warren U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1970 Quebec Separatists Kidnap British Trade Commissioner in Canada Canada Great Britain Terrorism Marianopolis College
1978 Isaac Singer Is Chosen as the Nobel Laureate in Literature Isaac Singer 1978 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1986 Eugene Hasenfus' Capture by Sandinista Rebels Exposes Iran-Contra Scandal Nicaragua Iran-Contral Scandal CIA History Channel
1989 Dalai Lama Chosen as the Nobel Laureate for Peace Dalai Lama Religion 1989 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1999 Crowded Commuter Trains Collide in London's Paddington Station: 31 die Great Britain Railroads Death BBC
2000 Yugoslav Protesters Storm Parliament Proclaiming Vojislav Kostunica President Yugoslavia BBC
2001 Georgia Supreme Court Banishes Electrocution As Cruel and Unusual Punishment Georgia Law and Legal Resources Capital Punishment Death University of Georgia

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