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JANUARY 3

1898 T. Claude Ryan (Kansas-born Aviation Expert: Built the Spirit of St. Louis for Charles Lindbergh) T. Claude Ryan Inventors & Inventions Charles Lindbergh
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1624 William Tucker, the First African-American Born in America, Is Baptized in Jamestown Colony Jamestown Colony African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry Find-a-Grave
1856 The First Train From Chicago Enters Iowa City Chicago, Illinois Iowa City, Iowa Railroad Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1905 Minnesota's State Legislature Meets for the First Time in the Present Capitol Building Minnesota State Capitol Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1924 Explorer Howard Carter Discovers King Tutankhamen's Sarcophagus in Egypt Howard Carter Egypt King Tut's Tomb Archaeology History Channel
1947 Opening Session of Congress Televised in Philadelphia, D.C. & New York City U.S. Congress Television Historic Firsts New York Times
1955 Iris Faircloth Blitch Sworn in as First Georgia Woman Elected for a Full Term in Congress Georgia U.S. Congress Women Historic First University of Georgia
1986 NASA Researchers Use Voyager 2 Data to Discover Uranus Moons Juliet and Portia Uranus NASA USGS
1999 NASA Launches Two Probes to Test the Sub-surface Properties of Mars Space Exploration Mars NASA
NASA Launches Polar Lander to Test for Long-term Climate Changes on Mars Space Exploration Mars NASA

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