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1658 Antoine de la Mothe, Le Sieur de Cadillac (French Explorer Who Mapped the Great Lakes; Founder of Detroit, Michigan) Antoine de la Mothe, Le Sieur de Cadillac Explorers Detroit Automobiles
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1662 Christopher Jones (English Captain of The Mayflower) English Explorers and Pioneers The Mayflower Greenwich Guide
1850 The First Locomotive Crosses the Britannia Tubular Bridges at Wales' Menai Strait Wales Railroads Bridges Historic Firsts Science and Society Picture Library Chambers Book of Days
1852 In Benton County, Minnesota, Farmers Form the State's First County Agricultural Society Benton County, Minnesota Farming and Agriculture Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1864 The First Track Meet Is Held Between England's Oxford & Cambridge Universities English History Track & Field Historic Firsts Achilles Club
1868 Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele Premieres at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan Italy Opera Historic Firsts Opera Today
1924 Frank Caruana of Buffalo, New York, Is the First Person to Bowl Two Consecutive Perfect Games New York Sports Figures Bowling Historic Firsts New York Times
1955 Inaugural Conference of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) Closes in Johannesburg South Africa Labor Historic Firsts South African History
1958 Booster Rocket Fails to Ignite and U.S. Explorer 2 Fails to Reach Earth Orbit Space Exploration NASA
1968 NASA Launches SOLRAD-9 (Explorer 37) Satellite to Provide Continuous Coverage of Solar Radiation Space Exploration The Sun NASA
1977 Jimmy Carter Conducts First Presidential Call-in Broadcast Jimmy Carter Radio Telephone Historic First History Channel
1978 NASA Launches Landsat 3 Remote Sensing Data Satellite Earth Surveying and Mapping Space Exploration Earth Science NASA
1979 U.S. Voyager I Approaches within 172,000 miles of Jupiter Jupiter NASA
1982 Soviet Union's Venera 14 Lands on Venus Russian Space Program Venus NASA

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