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JANUARY 2

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1811 Massachusetts' Timothy Pickering Is the First U.S. Senator to be Censured Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Historic Firsts History Channel
1919 Electric Streetcar Service Begins in Tacoma, Washington Tacoma, Washington Transportation Electricity Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1942 U.S. Navy Opens a Blimp Base in Lakehurst, New Jersey Lakehurst, New Jersey Blimps History Channel
1953 Mrs. Arnold Schmidt Is Hired as the First Female Employee of the Janesville, Wisconsin Police Department Janesville, Wisconsin Women Law Enforcement Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1970 At Michigan State, Clifton Wharton Takes Office as the First African-American President of a Major U.S. University Michigan Education Education African American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Michigan State University Michigan State Historical Society
1974 Coleman Young Begins 20-year Term as Detroit's First African-American Mayor Detroit Political and Social Leaders Coleman Young African American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Michigan State Historical Society
1991 Sharon Pratt Dixon Takes Office as the First Female American-American Mayor of Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Female American Political and Social Leaders African American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts New York Times

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