Agricultural science pioneer Luther A. Burbank was born on March 7, 1849, in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
Barbara McClintock was born Eleanor McClintock on June 16, 1902, in Hartford, Connecticut.
Inventor and businessman Cyrus McCormick died on May 13, 1884, in Chicago, Illinois.
Botanist and inventor George Washington Carver died on January 5, 1943, in Tuskegee, Alabama.
On November 29, 1777, the first non-military settlement in California was established as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe in Alta, California.
On October 13, 1953, the U.S. Post Office issued a 3¢ stamp honoring the 25th anniversary of the Future Farmers of America. It was issued at the place the organization was founded – Kansas City, Missouri.