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United Nations: International Human Rights Day United Nations Human Rights United Nations
Thailand: Constitution Day Thailand U.S. Department of State Thailand Life
1786 William Schley (Maryland-born .Governor of Georgia; Namesake of Schley, Georgia) Maryland Political and Social Leaders Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of  Georgia
1805 William Lloyd Garrison (Massachusetts-born Journalist, Abolitionist, Social Activist) William Lloyd Garrison Abolition Journalism
1810 Abraham Kurkindolle Allison (Georgia-born 6th Governor of Florida) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Florida Historical Society
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1282 Llewellyn, Prince of Wales Welsh Political and Social Leaders Chambers Book of Days
1864 John Carter (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of  Georgia
1896 Alfred Nobel (Swedish Chemist; Benefactor of the Nobel Prizes) Alfred Nobel The Nobel Prize
1909 Red Cloud (Sioux Chief) Famous Native Americans Sioux Indians
2006 Augusto Pinochet (Chilean Dictator) Augusto Pinochet
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1520 Martin Luther Publicly Burns a Papal Edict Martin Luther Catholicism New York Times
1768 Royal Academy of Arts Founded in London by King George III English History The Fine Arts King George III British History On-Line
1778 John Jay, Former Chief Justice of the New York Supreme Court, Is Elected President of the Continental Congress John Jay Continental Congress History Channel
1838 Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar Is Inaugurated as the Second President of the Republic of Texas Republic of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1845 President Polk Offers to Buy New Mexico & California from Mexico Mexico California New Mexico President James K. Polk Westward Expansion History Channel
1861 President Lincoln Drafts Reply to Lord John Russell, British Secretary for Foreign Affairs, About the Trent Affair Great Britain President Lincoln Trent Affair Lincoln Log
1864 Sherman Arrives in Savannah, Georgia, Completing His March to the Sea Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea History Channel
U.S. Marshal Lamon Resigns Because President Lincoln Will Not Take Proper Precautions Against Assassination Assassination of President Lincoln Crime Lincoln Log
1868 World's First Traffic Signal Goes into Operation in London London Automobiles Historic Firsts
1898 Treaty of Paris Formally Concludes the Spanish-American War Paris Spanish-American War Historic U.S. Documents World History History Channel
1906 President Theodore Roosevelt Is the first American Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for Helping Mediate an End to the Russo-Japanese War. Theodore Roosevelt Historic Firsts 1906 Nobel Peace Prize New York Times
1917 The Norwegian Nobel Committee Awards the 1917 Prize for Peace to the International Red Cross The Red Cross 1917 Nobel Peace Prize History Channel
1919 The Nobel Prize for Peace Is Awarded to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson for His Work in Ending World War I and Creating the League of Nations Woodrow Wilson World War I League of Nations 1920 Nobel Peace Prize
1941 Japanese Land 4,000 Troops on the Philippine Islands, Sink Two British Warships and Seize the U.S. Possession of Guam Japan The Philippines Great Britain Guam Naval Military History World War II History Channel
1948 United Nations Adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Universal Declaration of Human Rights Rights New York Times South African History
1949 General Chiang Kaishek Leaves the Chinese Mainland for the Last Time Chiang Kaishek Asian History
1954 University of Washington's President Casts Doubt on J. Robert Oppenheimer's Loyalty to the U.S. Washington Education J. Robert Oppenheimer Manhattan Project McCarthyism University of Washington HistoryLink
1961 South Africa's Albert Luthuli, Appeals for Racial Equality After Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway South African Political and Social Leaders Oslo, Norway Apartheid 1960 Nobel Peace Prize South African History BBC
1970 The Defense Opens Its Case in the My Lai Massacre Murder Trial of Lt. William Calley The Trial of Lt. William Calley Begins My Lai Massacre War Crimes History Channel
1973 Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Le Duc Tho (refused), and U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, Are Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Le Duc Tho Henry Kissinger Vietnam War 1973 Nobel Peace Prize Asian History
1974 Satô Eisaku, Prime Minister of Japan, Shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Sean MacBride, President of the International Peace Bureau Japanese Political and Social Leaders Sean MacBride 1974 Nobel Peace Prize Asian History
1977 Soviets Arrest Dissidents on United Nations Human Rights Day Soviet Union Human Rights Universal Declaration of Human Rights History Channel
1979 Mother Teresa, Leader of the Religious Order the Missionaries of Charity, Receives the Nobel Peace Prize Mother Teresa Catholicism 1979 Nobel Peace Prize Asian History
1984 Black South African Bishop Desmond Tutu Receives the Nobel Peace Prize Bishop Desmond Tutu 1984 Nobel Peace Prize South African History
1986 A Canadian and Two Americans Share the Nobel Prize for Chemistry Canadian Scientists and Mathematicians 1986 Nobel Peace Prize CBC
1989 The 14th Dalai Lama, Receives the Nobel Peace Prize for His Religious Leadership and His Efforts to Protect the Rights of Tibetans Dalai Lama Religion 1989 Nobel Peace Prize Asian History
1990 Saddam Hussein Releases 100 of 500 British Hostages Held 4 1/2 Months in Iraq Saddam Hussein Great Britain Middle East History BBC
1991 Aung San Suu Kyi Receives the Nobel Peace Prize for Her Opposition to the Military Domination of Burma's Government Burmese Political and Social Leaders 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Asian History
1992 A 6.38 kg. Meteorite Falls through the Roof and Both Floors of a Two-Story House in Mihonoseki, Japan Japan Meteorites USGS
1994 Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin Receive the Nobel Peace Prize Itazhak Rabin Yasser Arafat Palestine Middle East History 1994 Nobel Peace Prize New York Times
1996 Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo and José Ramos-Horta Receive the Nobel Peace Prize for Efforts to Peacefully Resolve Indonesia's Occupation of East Timor Indonesia East Timor Political and Social Leaders 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Asian History
1998 Six Astronauts Enter the International Space Station as Its First Crew International Space Station Historic Firsts NASA New York Times
1999 Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Chinese President Jiang Zemin Conclude Their Beijing Summit Conference Beijing Boris Yeltsin Asian History
2002 Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Accepts the Nobel Peace Prize for His Continuing Support of World Peace and Human Rights President Jimmy Carter Human Rights 2002 Nobel Peace Prize University of  Georgia

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