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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1594 William Shakespeare's First Tragedy, Titus Andronicus, Is First Performed England William Shakespeare Plays Historic Firsts Theater History
1691 Domingo Terán de los Ríos Is Appointed First Governor of Texas Texas Political and Social Leaders Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1789 Georgetown University, First U.S. Catholic College, Is Established Washington, D.C. Catholicism Historic Firsts Georgetown University Concordia
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell Receives Medical Degree to Become First U.S. Female Physician Elizabeth Blackwell Medicine Women Historic Firsts History Channel
1853 David Denny and Louisa Boren Are the First Persons Wed with a County Marriage License in King County, Washington King County, Washington Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1855 A Cable Suspension Bridge Between Minneapolis and Nicollet Island Opens as the First Permanent Span over the Main Channel of the Mississippi River Minneapolis, Minnesota Bridges Mississippi River Historic Firsts Minnesota State Historical Society
1891 Chicago's Provident Hospital, America's First Integrated Hospital, Is Incorporated Chicago Health Care Racism Historic Firsts Athena
1906 August Kopff Discovers Asteroid 582 Olympia Solar System Space and Astronomy Asteroids NASA
1907 Charles Curtis Is First Native American Elected to Serve in U.S Senate Kansas Political and Social Leaders Native-American Studies Historic Firsts U.S. Senate
1918 First American Military Balloon Ascension Takes Place at Cuperly, Marne, France France Balloons World War I Historic Firsts NASA
1922 Toronto General Hospital Administers First Insulin Injection as a Treatment for Diabetes Canada Diabetes Historic Firsts History Channel
1941 NASA's Glenn Aircraft Engine Research Center Opens in Cleveland, OH Cleveland, Ohio Space Exploration NASA
1943 Duke Ellington Plays Carnegie Hall for the First Time Duke Ellington Famous African Americans Historic Firsts Carnegie Hall Jazz at Lincoln Center American Public Media
1964 Production Begins of $5 United States Notes Bearing the Motto "In God We Trust" Currencies Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
Dr. James Hardy Performs the First Human Heart Transplant at U. Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Medical Research Heart Transplants Historic Firsts University of Mississippi Medical Center
1970 NASA Launches ITOS 1 US Weather Satellite Space Exploration Weather NASA
1971 Prospect Creek, Alaska Records Lowest U.S. Temperature Ever (-80F) Alaska Temperature Weather Historic Firsts History Channel
1986 NASA Researchers Discover Uranus Moon Bianca Uranus Space and Astronomy NASA
1990 24 year-old Cornell Student is First Person Convicted for Spreading a Computer Virus through E-mail Computer Technology Crime Historic Firsts Cornell University Court TV
1997 Madeline Albright Is Sworn in as America's First Female Secretary of State Madeline Albright American Government Historic Firsts History Channel

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