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Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 Anne Morrow Lindbergh (New Jersey-born Aviator, Writer: Wife of Charles Lindbergh) Anne Morrow Lindbergh Aviation American Authors
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1820 Arkansas' First Elected General Assembly Convenes for the First Time Arkansas Government Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1886 Discovery of Gold on South Africa's Witwatersrand Leads to the Birth of Johannesburg Johannesburg, South Africa Gold Famous Firsts South African History
1915 First Radio Messages from a Moving Train Are Transmitted to a Station in Binghamton, New York Binghamton, New York Railroads Radio Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1926 The First National Negro Week Is Initiated by Carter Woodson Carter Woodson African-American History Famous Firsts The Freeman Institute African American Registry
1949 Joe DiMaggio is First Athlete to be Paid $100,000/year Joe DiMaggio Baseball Hall of Fame Economics Historic Firsts New York Times
1976 Speedskater Sheila Young Is First American to Win Three Winter Olympic Medals Detroit Sports Figures Speed Skating 1976 Winter Olympics Historic Firsts National Speedskating Museum
1984 Bruce McCandless Is First Human Satellite Maneuvering Untethered from Space Shuttle Challenger Massachusetts Explorers and Astronauts Space Shuttle Historic Firsts NASA History Channel New York Times
1991 Jean-Bertrand Aristide Is Sworn In as Haiti's First Democratically-elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Elections Historic Firsts New York Times
2001 Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-98) Is Launched to Install Space Station's Destiny Laboratory Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA

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