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1887 Sargent Johnson (Massachusetts-born African-American Artist) Massachusetts Artists American Artists Famous African Americans African Americans Registry
1891 Archibald Motley, Jr. (New Orleans-born African-American Artist) New Orleans Artists American Artists African-American Artists African Americans Registry
1942 Susan Jeffers (New Jersey-born Children's Author, Illustrator) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Author American Artists
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2009 Irving Penn (New Jersey-born Photographer) Irving Penn Photography
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1794 Construction Begins on Ash House, a Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post at the Mouth of Minnesota's Rainy River Minnesota Westward Expansion Minnesota Historical Society
1872 The Cornerstone Is Laid for a Statue to Myles Standish in Duxbury, Massachusetts Massachusetts Plymouth Colony Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1931 Eastman Kodak Takes the First Short-Exposure Infrared Photograph Photography EMR Spectra Historic Firsts Center for Study of Technology and Society
1940 U.S. Postal Service Issues One-cent Stamp Commemorating Eli Whitney Eli Whitney USPS University of Georgia
1959 Soviet Luna 3 Takes First Photographs of the Far Side of the Moon Soviet Space Program The Moon Space Exploration Photography Historic Firsts NASA

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