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354 Saint Augustine (Algerian-born Catholic Saint, Philosopher) Saint Augustine Catholicism
1312 Edward III (King of England) British History English Monarchy Historic UK
1486 Johann Albert Eck (German Theologian) German Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians
1856 Louis Brandeis (Kentucky-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; First Jew to be Appointed to the Court) Louis Brandeis Judaism Law & Legal Resources U.S. Supreme Court
1876 Cary Augustus Hardee (23rd Governor of Florida: January 4, 1921-January 6, 1925) Florida Government Politics Florida Historical Society
1891 Floyd B. Olson (Governor of Minnesota: 1931 - 1936) Minnesotat Political and Social Leaders
1923 Virginia Mae Brown (West Virginia-born State and Federal Government Official) West Virginia State Government United Statea Government Politics WEst Virginia State Archives
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
867 Pope Nicholas I (Italian-born Pope of the Roman Catholic Church) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes
1460 Prince Henry the Navigator (Portuguese Prince Who Started the Age of Exploration) Prince Henry the Navigator Explorers Technology and Society
1775 American Troops Capture Montreal Canada American Revolution Library of Congress
1785 British Evacuate St. Augustine Leaving East Florida Under Full Control of the Spanish Spain Great Britain St. Augustine Floridat Florida Historical Society
1821 Andrew Jackson Submits His Resignation as Governor of Florida to President James Monroe Florida Government President James Monroe Andrew Jackson Florida Historical Society
1847 In Lexington, Kentucky, Henry Clay Denounces the Mexican War as an Act of Aggression Mexico Lexington, Kentucky Henry Clay Mexican-American War Lincoln Logs
1861 General McClellan Refuses to Meet with President Lincoln General George McClellan President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
1909 Ballinger-Pinchot Scandal Erupts When Colliers Magazine Exposes Shady Dealings in Alaskan Coal Lands Alaska U.S. Government Journalism History Channel
1922 William R. Day Retires as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ohio Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1941 HMS Ark Royal Is Torpedoed 30 Miles from Gibraltar, Sinking 14 Hours Later Germany Great Britain Naval Military History World War II Royal Navy
U.S. Congress Amends Neutrality Act of 1935 to Allow American Merchant Ships Access to War Zones U.S. Congress World War II Naval Military History History Channel
1942 USS Juneau Is Sunk with Iowa's Five Sullivan Brothers Aboard Iowa Military Figures Naval History World War II Death U.S Navy
Minimum Draft Age Is Lowered from 21 to 18 U.S. Government Law and Legal Resources World War II New York Times
1956 Browder v. Gayle, Supreme Court Declares Bus Segregation Laws Unconstitutional 1955-56 Montgomery, AL Busing Segregation U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Civil Rights 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution African-American History Stanford University Court TV
1969 U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew Accuses Network Television News of Bias and Distortion President Richard Nixon Television Journalism Propaganda New York Times
1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vietnam War History Channel
1994 Swedish Voters Choose to Join the European Union Sweden European Union Voting Nordic News Network
2001 Wilton Gregory Is Elected First African-American President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Wilton Gregory Catholicism African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts United State Conference of Catholic Bishops

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