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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1806 At the North West Company Post on Minnesota's Leech Lake, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike Orders, the British Union Jack Replaced with the Stars and Stripes Great Britain Minnesota Zebulon Pike Explorers of North America Minnesota State Historical Society
1835 The First Digest of Arkansas Laws Is Completed Arkansas Law Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1846 Mormons Begin Exodus to Utah to Escape Persecution in Illinois Illinois Utah The Mormon Church Westward Expansion History Channel
1853 In Wisconsin, the Appleton Crescent Is the First Newspaper in Outagamie County Appleton, Wisconsin Journalism Historic Firsts Appleton Post-Crescent Wisconsin Historical Society
1870 The Carson City, Nevada Mint Delivers Its First Silver Dollars for Circulation Nevada Currency Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1874 African-American Inventor, Lewis Latimer, Receives His First Patent Lewis Latimer Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1899 Electric Street Lights Illuminate Miami, Florida's Avenue B and 12th Street for the First Time Miami, Florida Electricity Light Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1933 First Singing Telegram Introduced by the Postal Telegram Co. in New York New York City Telegraph Music Historic Firsts The New York Times
1942 Glenn Miller Receives Recording Industry's First Gold Record Glenn Miller Popular Music Historic Firsts Jazz Connection Magazine
1952 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Congress Party Wins India's First General Election Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Elections Historic Firsts The BBC
1962 American U-2 Pilot, Gary Powers, Is Exchanged for a U.S.-held Soviet Spy Soviet Union Aviation History The U-2 Spy Incident The New York Times History Channel The BBC
Jim Beatty Runs the First Indoor Four-Minute Mile (3:58.9 in Los Angeles) Los Angeles New York City Sports Figures Track and Field Hall of Fame Historic Firsts Greater Charolette Sports Hall of Fame
1992 NASA Launches Defense Department Voice and Data Communications Satellite (DSCS III-08) Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
Bonnie Blair, Is First American Woman to Win Gold Medals in an Event in Consecutive Winter Olympics Bonnie Blair Speed Skating American Women Sports Figures 1992 Winter Olympic Games Historic Firsts The New York Times

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