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1906 Sergei Korolev (Chief Rocket Designer for the Early Soviet Space Program) Sergei Korolev Soviet Union Soviet Space Program
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1773 The First Public Museum in America Is Established in Charleston, S.C. South Carolina Museums Historic Firsts Charleston Museum New York Times
1812 The First Commercial Goods Are Delivered to New Orleans by Steamboat New Orleans Steamboats Business Historic Firsts U.S. Army
1912 The Italian Workingmen's Club Is Founded in Madison, Wisconsin Italy Madison, Wisconsin Immigration Labor Wisconsin Historical Society
1913 Alexander T. Heine Flies the First Airplane over Minneapolis Minnesapolis, Minnesota Aviation History Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1932 Arkansas' Hattie W. Caraway Is the First Woman Elected to the U.S. Senate Arkansas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Women Voting and Elections Historic Firsts History Channel Arkansas History Commission
1935 Thousands Greet Amelia Earhart's Landing in Oakland, CA after 18 h Flight from Hawaii Oakland, California Hawaii Amelia Earhart Historic Firsts BBC
1937 Howard Hughes Sets Cross-Country Flight Record, 7h 28m Howard Hughes Aviation Historic Firsts NASA
1951 Annie Lola Price Is Appointed as the First Woman to Serve on the Alabama Court of Appeals Alabama Judicial System Women Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
1957 President Eisenhower Proposes U.S. & Soviets Limit Use of Space to Peaceful Purposes Only Soviet Union President Eisenhower Cold War Space Exploration NASA
1959 NASA Announces McDonnell Aircraft Will Design, Develop and Construct Mercury Capsule Space Exploration Boeing Corporation NASA
1961 A Nike-Cajun Is First Rocket Launched for Exploration From Italian Soil Italy Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1970 A Boeing 747 Is First Used for a Trans-Atlantic Flight Aviation Historic Firsts NASA
1986 Space Shuttle Columbia Launches with First Hispanic American in Space Franklin R. Chang-Diaz Space Shuttle Asian-American Studies Latin-American Studies Historic Firsts NASA
1988 The First Florida Lottery Tickets Are Sold Florida Busines & Economics Business & Economics Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis Is Launched for MIR Docking and Crew Rotation Mission Space Shuttle Russian Space Program NASA
2003 NASA Launches ICESat System for Measuring Ice Sheet Mass Balance and Aerosol Heights Earth and Environmental Science Space Exploration NASA
2005 NASA Launches "Deep Impact" for July 4th Collision with Comet Tempel 1 Comets Space Exploration National Geographic

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