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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1501 First Hymnbook Printed in the Vernacular of the People Includes 89 Hymns in the Czech Language Czech Republic Religion Music World Languages Historic Firsts Concordia
1733 James Oglethorpe and Georgia's First 114 Colonists Arrive in Charles Town, SC Harbor Aboard the Anne South Carolina Georgia Colonial America University of Georgia
1892 Classes Are First Held At Washington State University Washington Education Historic Firsts Washington State University History Link
1893 Britain's Independent Labor Party, Meets for the First Time Great Britain Elections Historic Firsts BBC
1903 First Known Korean Immigrants to the U.S. Arrive in Hawaii Korea Hawaii Immigration Korean-Americans University of Hawaii (pdf)
1906 American Motor Car Manufacturers Association Opens First Auto Show in NYC New York City Automobiles Historic Firsts Antique Automobile Club of America
1928 The First Experimental Television Program Is Broadcast to Schenectady, New York New York Television History of Technology Historic Firsts WGRB Albany
1930 The First Mickey Mouse Comic Strip Is Published in the New York Mirror Walt Disney Cartoons & Comics Historic Firsts USPTO
1931 In Delaware, Estelle Tschudy of Smyrna Takes Her Seat as the First Downstate Woman Elected to the General Assembly Delaware Government American Women in Politics Elections Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1937 The First Shipment of Gold Bullion Is Made to the Fort Knox Bullion Depository Kentucky Fort Knox Gold Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1942 Sikorsky XR-4, Single-Rotary Wing, Two-man Helicopter, Makes Its First Successful Flight Aviation History Historic Firsts NASA
1953 Don Barksdale Is First African American to play in An NBA All-Star Game California Sports Figures Basketball NBA African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
1961 Convair B-58 Hustler Jet Bomber Breaks Six World Speed Records Aviation History Historic Firsts NASA
1966 Robert C. Weaver Is First African-American to Hold a Cabinet Position (HUD) Lyndon Johnson U.S. Government African-American History Historic Firsts History Channel
1978 NASA Selects Its First Women Astronauts Astronauts Women Historic Firsts NASA
1990 Douglas Wilder Is First Elected & Inaugurated African-American Governor Douglas Wilder Elections African-American History Historic Firsts New York Times
1993 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-54) on 6-Day Mission Space Exploration NASA

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