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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1854 The First Chapter of the YMCA in Indianapolis Is Established Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis YMCA Indiana Historical Society
1871 Henry Stanley Begins Expedition into Africa's Interior in Search of Dr. Livingstone Africa Journalism Eyewitness to History New York Times
1917 Loretta Walsh Is the First Female Petty Officer in U.S. Navy Women Naval History Historic Firsts Naval Historical Center
1929 Present Coolidge Presents Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh Charles Lindbergh Calvin Coolidge Aviation History Centennial of Flight
1942 The First Japanese Americans Arrive at California's Manzanar Camp for Internment California Japanese-American Internment Camps Historic Firsts Children of the Camps
1946 Kenny Washington Signs with the Los Angeles Rams as the First African-American Player in the NFL New York City Sports Figures Football National Football League African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times
1949 WTVJ-TV, Miami, Florida's First Television Station, Begins Broadcasting Miami, Florida Television Historic Firsts WTVJ Florida Historical Society
1952 The World's First Rock Concert Is Held at Cleveland Arena Ohio Popular Music Historic Firsts The History Channel
1965 NASA Launches Ranger 9 for March 24 Lunar Impact Landing Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1999 Breitling Orbiter 3 Completes First Non-stop Around-the-world Balloon Flight Aviation History Historic Firsts Smithsonian Institution New York Times

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