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1528 Diego de Mazariegos Founds 1st Spanish Settlement in Mexico Chiapas Region Mexico Mexico Connect
1699 Pierre Le Moyne Names Baton Rouge, LA for a Red Pole Marking Boundaries for Hunting Baton Rouge, Louisiana Explorers of North America Baton Rouge, Louisiana Lousiana Secretary of State
1852 Production of the World's First Practical Steam Fire Engine Begins in Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Transportation Steam Engine Business Historic Firsts Ohio Historical Society
1855 The First Post Office Opens in Ashland, Wisconsin Ashland, Wisconsin U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1899 President McKinley Promotes George Dewey As First Admiral of the U.S. Navy President McKinley Naval History Historic Firsts The New York Times
1900 Florida's Audubon Society First Meets in Maitland to Prevent Slaughter of Plumed Birds for Hat Feathers Maitland, Florida Birds Historic Firsts Audubon Society of Florida Florida Historical Association
1901 Alabama Is the First State to Establish a Department of Archives Alabama Government U.S. History Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive Alabama State Archive
1923 Time Magazine Makes Its Debut Time Magazine Journalism Historic Firsts The New York Times
1944 The Academy Award Presentations Are First Televised Film Television The Academy Awards Historic Firsts The History Channel
1949 In Texas, a U.S. B-50 Superfortress Completes the First Non-stop, Round-the-World 23,452-mile Trip Flight in 94h 1m Texas Aviation History Historic Firsts The New York Times Minnesota Historical Society
1958 English Explorer Vivian Fuchs Completes First Land Crossing of Antarctica English Explorers Antarctica Historic Firsts BBC
1968 President Lyndon Johnson Is Present as First Galaxy C5A Is Completed at Marietta, Georgia Marietta, Georgia President Lyndon Johnson Aviation History Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1969 The Concorde's Maiden Flight is Faultless Aviation History Historic Firsts BBC
1972 U.S. Launches Pioneer 10 for Exploration of Jupiter and Neptune Space Exploration Jupiter Neptune NASA The History Channel
1995 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-67) with UV Telescope Space Shuttle Space and Astronomy NASA
2005 Georgia's Leah Ward Sears Is First African-American State Chief Justice Georgia Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources American Women Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Official WEbsite University of Georgia

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