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OCTOBER 4

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1858 The Alabama School for the Deaf Is Founded in Talladega Alabama Special Needs Education Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Alabama State Archive
1862 Federal Troops Destroy a Confederate Salt Works in Florida Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
1897 In Wisconsin, the Amalgamated Woodworkers Union Is Chartered Wisconsin Labor Unions Trees Wisconsin
1905 Wright Brothers Make First Public Flights for Dayton, OH Residents The Wright Brothers Historic Firsts Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company and Museum of Pioneer Aviation
1927 First Flight Made of Canada's First Commercial Air Mail Service Canada Aviation Historic Firsts Canadian Museum of Civilization
1943 The Alaska Glacier Seafood Plant at Petersburg Is Destroyed by Fire - a $100,000 Loss Petersburg, Alaska Fire Safety Foods and Nutrition Economics Alaska Historical Society
1958 British Airways Offers First Trans-Atlantic Jet Service Britain Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1976 British Rail Begins New 125mph Intercity 'High Speed Train' Service Great Britain Railroads BBC
1992 Israeli Boeing 747 Cargo Plane Crashes Outside Amsterdam Killing Dozens Netherlands Israel Air Disasters Death BBC

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