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Somalia: Revolution Days
(Day 2 of 2 commemorating the bloodless revolution of 10/21-22/1969)
1766 David B. Mitchell (Scottish-American Governor of Georgia) Scottish Political and Social Leaders Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1843 Louis A. Wiltz (Governor of Louisiana) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders
1847 Jacobus Hercules (Koos) de la Rey (South African General - the Boer Wars) South African Military Figures Boer Wars South African History
1912 George Neves Leighton (Massachusetts-born African-American Federal Judge) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1936 Dr Neville Edward Alexander (Co-founder with Kenneth Alexander of South Africa's National Liberation Front) South African Political and Social Leaders South African History
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1775 Peyton Randolph (Virginia-born President of the Continental Congress) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Continental Congress History Channel
1707 Three English Ships Lose Their Way and Sink Off the Coast of Sicily with a Loss of 2,000 Lives England Sicily Naval History Death Greenwich
1736 James Oglethorpe Signs a Treaty with Spanish Florida Governor Francisco del Moral Sanchez Spain Florida Georgia Florida Historical Society University of Georgia
1774 Virginia's Peyton Randolph Takes Office as the First President of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia Philadelphia Virginia Political and Social Leaders Continental Congress Virginia Historical Society
1791 Pedro de Nava, Military Commander of the Internal Provinces of New Spain, Instructs His Captains to Distribute Some Presidio Lands to Soldiers Spain New Mexico Forts Westward Expansion Hispanic Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1794 General Anthony Wayne Dedicates His New Fort in the Indiana Territory Indiana Forts Fort Wayne Historical Society
1807 Governor Gordon Signs a Proposed Constitutional Amendment Enlarging the Georgia Supreme Court from 3 to 5 Justices Georgia Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources University of Georgia
1832 A Lottery Begins in Milledgeville, Georgia to Distribute Thousands of Acres of Land Formerly Owned by the Cherokee Milledgeville, Georgia Cherokee University of Georgia
1836 Sam Houston Is Sworn in As First President of Republic of Texas Republic of Texas Sam Houston Texas State Historical Association
Filibusters Meet in Fond du Lac, Minnesota to Plan the Capture California from Mexico and Create an Indian Kingdom Mexico California Fond du Lac, Minnesota Native American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1844 Thousands of "Millerites" Await the End of the World in Massachusetts Massachusetts Religion Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1905 Cardiff, Wales Is Elevated to the Status of a City Cardiff, Wales BBC
1907 In London, Ringling Brothers Circus Buys Barnum & Bailey Circus London, England Circus Business Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus
1914 Germans Capture the Flemish Town of Langemarck During the First Battle of Ypres Belgium Germany World War I History Channel
1928 Republican Presidential Nominee Herbert Hoover Speaks at New York's Madison Square Garden Madison Square Garden Herbert Hoover The American Presidency Republican Party New York Times
1934 Ferdinand Porsche Begins Tests of the Volkswagen, Being Built as the ""People's Car" for Nazi Leader Adolph Hitler Ferdinand Porsche Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler Volkswagen Historic Firsts History Channel
1942 A Secret Meeting Is Held to Plan an Allied Amphibious Landing in North Africa Africa Naval Military History World War II History Channel
1944 The Battle of Leyte Gulf (Philippines) Is the Largest Naval Battle Ever Fought. The Philippines Naval Military History World War II Asian History
1957 13 Americans Are Wounded as Terrorist Guerillas Attack U.S. Installations in Saigon Vietnam Vietnam War Terrorism History Channel
1958 When Appointed to Israel, Margaret Meagher Becomes Canada's First Female Ambassador Canadian Political and Social Leaders Israel Women Historic Firsts Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1962 President Kennedy Places Cuba under Air and Naval "Quarantine" Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy The Cold War New York Times History Channel
1972 South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu Rejects U.S-Bargained Peace Plan Nguyen Van Thieu Vietnam War History Channel
1974 London Bomb Blast Injures Three London, England Ireland Terrorism BBC
1976 In Williamsburg, Virginia, Jimmy Carter and President Gerald Ford Debate for the Third and Final Time Williamsburg, Virginia President Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter U.S. Presidency University of Georgia
1978 Poland's Karol Józe Wojtyla Is Formally Installed as Pope John Paul II Polish Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Pope John Paul II The Vatican
1979 The Shah of Iran Arrives in the United States for Medical Treatment Iran Medicine Middle East History Iran Hostage Crisis New York Times
1981 President Reagan Decertifies the Air Traffic Controllers for Having Gone on Strike in August President Reagan Aviation Labor Unions New York Times
1983 1,000,000 People Protest the Presence of Nuclear Missiles in London London, England Nuclear Weapons Propaganda BBC
1987 An American and a Canadian Complete the First Trans-Americas Drive from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Argentina Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Automotives Historic Firsts History Channel
1990 British Report Calls the Aral Sea the World's Worst Ecological Disaster Great Britain Earth and Environmental Sciences Ocean Pollution BBC

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