In 1845, the congress of the Republic of Texas agreed to annexation by the United States. Texas is the only state to enter the Union after being a sovereign nation ... thus, it's flag can fly at the same height as our nation's flag.
In 1865, the last Confederate holdouts formally surrendered in the Oklahoma Territory.
Singer June Carter Cash (daughter of Mother Maybelle and wife of Johnny) born in 1929
Sir H. (Henry) Rider Haggard in 1856 an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His most famous books are King Solomon’s Mines and She. His most famous characters are ‘She-who-must-be-obeyed’ (aka Ayesha) and Allan Quatermain (not "Quartermain" … with an R … a common error)German novelist Erich Maria Remarque ( All Quiet on the Western Front ) in 1898
Bank robber John Dillinger in 1903
Fashion designer Bill Blass in 1922
Singer/actor Kris Kristofferson in 1936 (age 75) … a study in contrasts. Rhodes Scholar, US Army Captain / ranger / helicopter pilot, song writer extraordinaire, singer, actor etc.
Basketball Hall of Fame member Peter Press "Pistol Pete" Maravich in 1947 … Hall of Fame player John Havlicek said "the best ball-handler of all time was Pete Maravich." One of the youngest players ever inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Maravich was cited by the Hall as "perhaps the greatest creative offensive talent in history".
Actor Graham Greene in 1952 (age 59) ... an Onieda, born in Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Although he has played Indians in lots of films (Dances With Wolves, Thunderheart, Powwow Highway, et al), he is much more than just an "Indian" actor.