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FEBRUARY 2

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1536 The Argentine City of Buenos Aires Is Founded by Pedro de Mendoza of Spain Argentina Spain New York Times
1790 In New York City, U.S. Supreme Court Meets for the First Time: Chief Justice John Jay Presiding New York City U.S. Supreme Court Historic Firsts Oyez (pdf)
1830 Two Entrepreneurs Bring the First Cotton Seeds to the Texas Rio Grande Valley Texas Farming and Agriculture Business Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Society
1848 The Atlanta, Georgia City Council Meets for the First Time Atlanta, Georgia Law and Legal Resources Atlanta City Council Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1863 Samuel Clemens First Publishes as "Mark Twain" in the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise Mark Twain American Authors Journalism Historic Firsts American Collection
1880 First Shipment of Frozen Meat Arrives in London from Australia Aboard the Strathleven Great Britain Australia Foods & Nutrition Historic Firsts Univerity of Melbourne
1892 Baltimore's William Painter Is Issued Patent #468,258 for the Cork-sealed Bottle Cap Maryland Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Inventors and Invention Historic Firsts American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1912 World's First Movie Stuntman Jumps Off the Statue of Liberty for a Newsreel Statue of Liberty Film Historic Firsts History Channel
1914 The NAACP Awards Its First Spingarn Medal to Genetic Biologist Ernest Just South Carolina Scientists & Mathematicians Genetics African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Historic Firsts NAACP African American Registry
1923 First Leaded Gasoline Goes on Sale at Dayton, OH Service Station Ohio Automobiles Lead Historic Firsts Cincinnati Enquirer History Channel
1931 The Alaska State Flag Is Raised for the First Time over the New Capitol Building at Juneau Juneau, Alaska Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1935 Wisconsin Detective Leonard Keeler Makes First Use of His Polygraph for a Court Conviction Wisconsin Scientists & Inventors Crime Inventors and Invention Historic Firsts Wired
1936 Ty Cobb Leads the First Class Selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame Ty Cobb Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times State of Michigan
1962 First U.S. Air Force Plane Crashes in South Vietnam Vietnam War Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel
1967 NASA Launches KH 7-36 Air Force Photo Surveillance Satellite Space Exploration Photography Cold War NASA

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