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1923 Chuck Yeager (West Virginia-born Test Pilot) Chuck Yeager Aviation
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1818 George Rogers Clark (Virginia-born Pioneer, Frontiersman, Military Leader) George Rogers Clark Famous American Military Leaders American Revolution
1635 Boston Latin School, America's First Public School, Is Established Boston, Massachusetts Education Historic Firsts New York Times
1861 Bernard J.D. Irwin Earns the First Medal of Honor in an Arizona Conflict with Apache Indians Irish Military Figures Arizona Apache American Military Figures Historic Firsts History Channel
1895 Lumiere Brothers Granted French Patent for First Movie Projectors France Film Patents and Trademarks History of Technology Historic Firsts Institut Lumière
1898 Businessman Henry Lindfield Is the First English Automobile Fatality England Automobiles Death Historic Firsts Brake
1899 A Record Low Temperature for Louisiana Is Set in Minden (-16 F) Minden, Louisiana Temperature Minden, Louisiana Historic Firsts Historic Louisiana
1912 The First Meeting of a Rotary Club in Florida Is Held in Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida Rotary International Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1939 Louis Brandeis Retires from the U.S. Supreme Court Louis Brandeis U.S. Supreme Court Judaism Historic Firsts Oyez
1960 France Conducts First Nuclear Test in Algeria (20 - 200kT atmospheric) France Algeria Nuclear Weapons Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1970 Joseph L Searles First African-American Member of New York Stock Exchange Markets and Investments African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1997 Space Shuttle (STS-82: Discovery) Astronauts "Fine Tune" Hubble Telescope The Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA
Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes Above 7,000 for the First Time at 7,022.44 Markets and Investments New York Stock Exchange Historic Firsts New York Times

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