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Russia: Unity Day (Commemorates the liberation of Moscow from Polish-Lithuanian occupation: 11/04/1612) Russia Radio Free Europe
Tonga: Constitution Day (Observance of constitution accepted 11/04/1875) Tonga Government of Tonga
1732 Thomas Johnson (Maryland-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Maryland Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1809 Benjamin R. Curtis (Massachusetts-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1816 Stephen J. Field (Connecticut-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1833 William Hepburn (Ohio-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Iowa) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Iowa Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1834 Allen D. Candler (Governor of Georgia, Namesake of Candler County, Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1896 Carlos Garcia (Fourth President of the Republic of the Philippines: 1957-1961) Carlos Garcia
1946 Laura Welch Bush (Texas-born Wife of President George W. Bush) Texas Political and Social Leaders Laura Welch Bush
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1921 Takashi Hara (Prime Minister of Japan - Assassinated) Japan War on Terrorism
1985 James Groppi (Wisconsin-born Catholic Priest, Civil Rights Activist) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Human Rights/Civil Rights Wisconsin Historical Society
1995 Yitzhak Rabin (Prime Minister of Israel: Assassination) Yitzhak Rabin War on Terrorism
1520 Christian II of Denmark Is Crowned King of Sweden Sweden Denmark European History Concordia
1775 Native Americans Attack and Burn California's Spanish Mission San Diego de Alcalá Spain California California Missions Native-American Heritage Latin-American Heritage Journal of San Diego History
1825 Seneca Chief First Boat to Travel From Buffalo to New York Via the Erie Canal The Erie Canal Naval History Historic Firsts University of Virginia
1835 Texans and Mexicans Fight at the Battle of Lipantitlán Mexico Texas Hispanic Heritage Death Texas State Historical Association
1838 Potawatomi Indians Arrive at Osawatomi, Kansas Completing "Trail of Death" March Indiana Illinois Missouri Kansas Potawatami Indians Kansas Heritage Group
1842 Abraham Lincoln Marries Mary Todd Abraham Lincoln History Channel
1845 Americans Observe First Uniform Election Day U.S. Congress Elections Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1854 Florence Nightingale & 38 Nurses Arrive in the Crimea to Treat British Troops Florence Nightingale Heal Care Crimean War Florence Nightingale Museum
1862 Ludwik Wesolowski Is First Person of Polish Ancestry Elected to Office in the U.S. Poland Michigan Political and Social Leaders Elections Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1863 In Arkansas, Martial Law Is Declared by Governor Clayton Arkansas Government Law & Legal Resources American Civil War Arkansas History Commission
1875 King George Tupou 1 Grants a Constitution for the Kingdom of Tonga Tonga Government of Tonga
1884 Grover Cleveland Defeats James G. Blaine in Presidential Election Grover Cleveland Presidential Elections Library of Congress
Alaska's First U.S. District Court Is Formally Organized at Sitka Sitka, Alaska Law & Legal Resources Historic Firsts Alaska
1921 Japan Prime Minister, Takashi Hara, Assassinated by Conservative Fanatic Japan War on Terrorism Death CNN
1922 Archaeologist Howard Carter Discovers the Tomb of Child-king Tutankhamen Egypt Howard Carter King Tut Writer's Almanac History Channel
1942 German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel Retreats from El Alamein Egypt World War II BBC
1952 Eisenhower Defeats Stevenson for the U.S. Presidency in a Landslide Dwight Eisenhower U.S. Presidential Elections Library of Congress BBC
1956 Soviet Tanks and Troops Crush the Hungarian Revolt Hungarian Revolt Soviet Union The Cold War History Channel BBC
1958 In West Virginia, Jennings Randolph Is Elected to His First Term in the United States Senate West Virginia Political and Social Leaders Elections U.S. Congress West Virginia State Archives
1977 UN Establishes Mandatory Arms Embargo to Force South Africa Out of Namibia United Nations South Africa Namibia War United Nations
1979 Iranian Militants Seize American Embassy: 90 Hostages Taken Iran Iran Hostage Crisis History Channel New York Times BBC University of Georgia
1980 Ronald Reagan Defeats Incumbent Jimmy Carter by a Wide Margin Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter Presidential Elections BBC University of Georgia
1982 UN Calls for Argentina and Britain to Discuss Falkland Islands Sovereignty Great Britain Argentina War United Nations
1988 Indian Paratroopers Crush Maldives Coup Attempt by Sri Lankan Tamil Mercenaries India Maldives University of  Illinois Chicago
1991 Ronald Reagan's Presidential Library Opens with 5 Presidents Present Richard Nixon Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George Bush New York Times
1992 Clinton Beats Bush to the White House Bill Clinton George Bush Presidential Elections BBC
1994 President Bill Clinton Visits Duluth, Minnesota to Stump for Candidates Duluth, Minnesota President Bill Clinton Democratic Party Minnesota Historical Association
1995 Israeli Conservative Extremist Assassinates Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Yitzhak Rabin War on Terrorism Death History Channel BBC
2007 A Week of Rains Floods Most of the Mexican State of Tabasco, Forcing Nearly 1M People From Their Homes Mexico Flooding Death CNN
A Mudslide Wipes Out the Mexican Town of San Juan Grijalva, Killing At Least 16 People Mexico Floods Death BBC
2008 Barack Obama Is Elected as the First African-American President of the United States of America Barack Obama Presidential Elections American Presidency Historic Firsts African-American Political and Social Leaders CNN

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