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Dominica: Independence Day
(Celebration of independence from Great Britain: 11/03/1978)
Dominica Great Britain Washington Diplomat
Panamá: Independence Day
(Celebration of independence from Colombia: 11/03/1903)
Panamá Colombia U.S. Department of State
1718 John Montagu, English Earl of Sandwich English Political & Social Leaders
1793 Stephen F. Austin (Virginia-born Founder of Republic of Texas) Virginia Political & Social Leaders Republic of Texas
1816 Jubal Early (Virginia-born Confederate General) Jubal Early American Civil War
1845 Edward D. White (Louisiana-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Louisiana Political & Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1884 Joe Martin (Massachusetts-born Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives) Massachusetts Political & Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1901 Leopold III (King of Belgium) Belgium
1918 Russell Long (Louisiana-born Member of the United States Senate) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1534 Parliament's Act of Supremacy Makes Henry VIII Head of Church of England English History Henry VIII Concordia
1757 The Treaty of Savannah Is Signed Ceding Creek Land Rights to Colonial Georgia Georgia Colony Creek Indians Treaty of Savannah University of Georgia
1762 France's Louis XV Secretly Gives Louisiana and New Orleans to His Cousin, Charles III of Spain France Spain Louisiana Historic U.S. Documents Oklahoma State University
1786 Georgia Authorities and Creek Chiefs Sign Treaty Reaffirming Previous Land Concessions Georgia Colony Creek Indians Historic Documents University of Georgia
1804 Fox and Sauk Indians Trade 50 Million Acres of Land in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for an Annuity of $1,000 Wisconsin Illinois Native-American Heritage Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1814 Forces of Andrew Jackson Kill 180 Warriors at the Creek Village of Tallushatchee in Alabama Alabama Andrew Jackson Creek Indians War of 1812 Death Wikipedia
1839 British Frigates Blow Up Chinese Junk Near Canton to Start the First Opium War China Great Britain Naval History War New York Times
1868 Republican Ulysses S. Grant Elected President over Democrat Horatio Seymour Ulysses S. Grant American Presidency Politics and Elections New York Times
1903 Panamá Proclaims Its Independence from Colombia Panamá Colombia History Channel
1936 Democrat Franklin Roosevelt Defeats Republican Alf Landon for President Franklin Roosevelt American Presidency Politics and Elections New York Times Wisconsin Historical Society
1941 Japanese Give the Order to Bomb Pearl Harbor Japan Hawaii Bombing of Pearl Harbor History Channel
1964 President Lyndon Johnson Re-elected over Republican Barry Goldwater Barry Goldwater Lyndon Johnson American Presidency Presidential Elections The History Channel BBC
1970 Hermán Badillo First Puerto Rican to Serve as U.S. Congressman Hermán Badillo U.S. Congress Elections Latin-American Studies Historic Firsts
Jimmy Carter Is Elected Governor of Georgia Georgia Jimmy Carter Elections University of Georgia
Salvador Allende Is Inaugurated as President of Chile Salvador Allende New York Times
1975 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Opens the North Sea Pipeline Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II Business & Economics BBC
1979 Klansmen Kill Five Members of the Communist Workers Party in Greensboro, NC North Carolina Crime Death History Channel
1985 2 French Secret Agents Plead Guilty to Bombing Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior France Greenpeace BBC
1992 Democrat Bill Clinton Defeats President George Bush President Bill Clinton President George Bush American Presidency Presidential Elections New York Times
Cynthia McKinney Is First African American Women Elected to U.S. Congress from Georgia Georgia Politics and Elections Women African-American History Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1997 Supreme Court Lets Stand California's Ban on Race and Gender Preferences California U.S. Supreme Court Human Rights/Civil Rights New York Times
1998 CIA Missile Kills Top al-Qaeda Operative in Yemen Yemen The CIA War on Terrorism Death New York Times

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