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1943 Shannon Lucid (Astronaut) Shannon Lucid Space Exploration
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1639 Connecticut Adopts Its "Fundamental Orders," the First Constitution In Colonial America Connecticut Colonial U.S. History Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Historic Firsts History Channel
1850 The Minnesota Territorial Supreme Court Opens for Its First Term, with Judge Aaron Goodrich Presiding Minnesota Law & Legal Resources Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1882 Brookline Is Established as the First Country Club in the United States Massachusetts Golf Historic Firsts Brookline Country Club Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1900 Puccini's Tosca Premieres in Rome at the Teatro Constanzi Puccini Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1969 Soviets Launch Soyuz 4 to Dock with Soyuz 5 and Return in 3 Days Soviet Space Program Space Exploration NASA
1973 Miami Dolphins Defeat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII to Finish as the NFL's First Undefeated Champion Florida Football NFL Historic Firsts New York Times
1993 Minnesota's Ann Bancroft Reaches the South Pole, Becoming the First Woman to Travel Overland to both the North and South Poles South Pole North Pole Minnesota Explorers and Pioneers American Women Explorers Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
2005 European Space Agency Probe Descends to the Surface of Saturn's Moon, Titan Space Exploration Saturn European Space Agency New York Times

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