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Republic of Georgia: Svetitskhovloba
(Georgian Orthodox day of pilgrimage to the Central Catholic Church)
Georgia You Are Svetitskhoveli
1644 William Penn (English Reformer, Founder of Pennsylvania) William Penn Pennsylvania Colonial Pennsylvania
1633 James II (King of England) England British Monarchy
1784 Ferdinand VII (King of Spain) Spanish Political and Social Leaders
1857 Joseph R. Lamar (Georgia-born Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez University of Georgia
1876 Joseph Francis Rummel (German-American Roman Catholic Archbishop of New Orleans ) German Political and Social Leaders New Orleans Political and Social Leaders Religion Catholicism
1890 Dwight Eisenhower (Texas-born Supreme Allied Commander in World War II; 34th President of the United States) Texas Political and Social Leaders Dwight Eisenhower The American Presidency World War II
1902 William Allison Davis (Washington, D.C.-born Anthropologist, Educator) Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Educators African American Registry
1930 Mobutu Sese Seko (Joseph Desire Mobutu - President of Zaire) Zaire
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1903 Henry Laurens Mitchell (Alabama-born 16th Governor of Florida) Alabama Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
1911 John Harlan (Kentucky-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Kentucky Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1944 Erwin Rommel (Nazi German General: Suicide) Erwin Rommel World War II History Channel
1066 William the Conqueror Defeats the English at the Battle of Hastings The Battle of Hastings New York Times
1735 James Oglethorpe, John and Charles Wesley, Among 136 Georgia Colonists Setting Sail from England Great Britain Georgia Colony University of Georgia
1861 Confederate General Braxton E. Bragg Assumes Command of the Department of Alabama and West Florida Alabama Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Privately Built in Wilmington, the USS Delaware Is Purchased by the Federal Government to Help Blockade Confederate States Wilmington, Delaware Steamboats American Civil War State of Delaware
1863 Union Repels Lee's Attack at Bristoe Station, Virginia Virginia Robert E. Lee Battle of Bristol Station History Channel History Channel
1912 Theodore Roosevelt Is Shot in the Chest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but Completes His Speech Milwaukee, Wisconsin Theodore Roosevelt The American Presidency New York Times
1933 Nazi Germany Announces It Is Withdrawing from the League of Nations Germany The League of Nations New York Times
1947 Flying over the California Desert, U.S. Air Force Pilot Chuck Yeager Is First Person to Break Sound Barrier California Chuck Yeager Aviation Historic Firsts History Channel West Virginia State Archive
1954 Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie Arrives in the UK Haile Selassie Great Britain BBC
1960 John F. Kennedy Makes First Mention of a Peace Corps in Michigan Campaign Speech John F. Kennedy 1960 Presidential Election The Peace Corps State of Michigan
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Begins: Photos Taken of Russian Missiles in Cuba Cuba Soviet Union John F. Kennedy Photography The Cuban Missile Crisis History Channel
1963 Armed Revolution Breaks Out to Liberate South Yemen from British Rule Yemen Great Britain Carnegie Endowment (pdf)
1964 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youngest Person Selected for Nobel Peace Prize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1964 Nobel Prize for Peace New York Times African American Registry
Nikita Khrushchev Ousted as Soviet Leader after 10 Years in Power Nikita Khrushchev The Cold War History Channel
1973 Thai Army Kills Dozens of Protesters Thailand Death BBC
1978 Daniel Arap Moi Is Formally Elected President of Kenya Succeeding Jomo Kenyatta Kenya Election U.S. Department of State
1991 Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Laureate for Peace Burma 1991 Nobel Laureate for  Peace New York Times
1994 Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres Selected to Share Nobel Peace Prize Yasser Arafat Israeli Political and Social Leaders 1994 Nobel Laureate for  Peace BBC
1999 Margaret Marshall Is First Woman Appointed Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Court Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Issues Women Historic Firsts BBC

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