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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1802 President Jefferson Appoints John Beckley First Librarian of Congress President Thomas Jefferson Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1886 Karl Benz Patents the First Successful Gasoline-driven Car German Scientists and Inventors Automobiles Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts European Automotive Hall of Fame History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1940 South Africa's Reunited National Party Is Founded South Africa South African History
1995 The 49ers Defeat the Chargers As the First Team to Win Five Super Bowl Titles Football The Super Bowl Historic Firsts New York Times
1998 Soyuz TM-27 Launched for 207-day MIR Mission Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Soyuz TM-27

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