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1762 Julien Dubuque (Canadian-born First Euro-American Settler in Iowa) Julien Dubuque Iowa
1936 Stephen Ambrose (Illinois-born Historian) Stephen Ambrose History Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1917 William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (Iowa-born Western Pioneer, Showman) Buffalo Bill Cody Westward Expansion
1825 The Indiana State Legislature Is Convened in Indianapolis for the First Time Indiana Historic Firsts Indiana State Legislature (pdf)
1863 World's First Subway Line Opens in London London London Historic Firsts New York Times
1878 An Amendment to Extend Voting Rights to Women Is First Introduced in U.S. Congress U.S. Congress Women Women's Suffrage U.S. Constitution Historic Firsts Virginia State Board of Elections
1901 Spindletop, Texas' First Oil Well, Is a Gusher Texas Oil U.S. History Historic Firsts History Channel Texas State Historical Association
1911 The First Photograph Is Taken from an Airplane Aviation History Photography Historic Firsts NASA
1946 U.N. General Assembly Holds First Meeting in London London The United Nations Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
The First Radar Signal Is Bounced Off the Moon The Moon History of Technology Historic Firsts NASA
1954 Two Aviation Pioneers Die in Louisiana Plane Crash Louisiana Aviation Disasters Death Texas State Historical Association
1956 First U.S.-built Liquid-rocket Engine Is Fired at Santa Susana, California California Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1957 President Eisenhower Declares U.S. Interest in Agreements for Missile & Satellite Development President Eisenhower Space Exploration Nuclear Weapons Cold War NASA
1961 U.S. Conducts Successful Test of Its Polaris Missile System Nuclear Weapons Cold War NASA
1967 Lyndon Johnson Asks for Development of Education Television in State of the Union Address Television Education Historic Firsts C-SPAN
1968 U.S. Surveyor 7 Lands Near Lunar Crater Tycho Lunar Exploration NASA
1984 Wendy's First "Where's the Beef?" Commercial Airs Advertising and Propaganda Foods and Nutrition Businesses & Corporations Television Historic Firsts Food Reference

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