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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1702 First English Daily Newspaper, Daily Courant, Is Published England Journalism Historic Firsts Chambers Book of Days
1722 Sieur Bernard de la Harpe Begins His Exploration of the Arkansas River Arkansas Rivers North American Exploration Arkansas History Commission
1791 Samuel Mulliken Is the First Person to Obtain More Than 1 U.S. Patent Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts USPTO
1850 State Legislature Establishes the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Education Medical Profession Historic Firsts Homéopathe International
1851 Giuseppe Verdi's Opera Rigoletto Premieres in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice Giuseppe Verdi Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1867 Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlos Premieres in Paris Giuseppe Verdi Paris Opera Historic Firsts
1910 The First Powered Flight of an Airplane in Washington State Originates From the Meadows Race Track Just South of Seattle Seattle, Washington Aviation History Historic Firsts History Link
1918 The First U.S. Cases of Influenza Pandemic are Reported at Fort Riley, Kansas Kansas Influenza Pandemic of 1918 Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac History Channel
1930 Taft Is First President Buried at Arlington National Cemetery William Howard Taft Arlington National Cemetery Historic Firsts Arlington National Cemetery Website
1948 Reginald Weir Is the First African-American to Play in a US Lawn Tennis Association National Championship Tennis African-American Sports Figures USTA Historic Firsts African-American Registry
1960 U.S. Launches Pioneer 5 into Solar Orbit to Map Interplanetary Magnetic Field NASA The Solar System NASA
1986 Japan's Sakigake Spacecraft Makes Closest Approach to Halley's Comet at a Distance of 6.99M km Japan Space Exploration Halley's Comet NASA
1993 Janet Reno Is Unanimously Confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Nation's First Female Attorney General Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Department of Justice American Women in Politics Historic Firsts New York Times

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