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MARCH 22

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1778 English Explorer, Captain James Cook, Names Washington's Cape Flattery James Cook Washington History Link
1790 Thomas Jefferson Begins Term as the First U.S. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson George Washington U.S. Secretary of State U.S. Department of State Historic Firsts
1858 Iowa State University Is Founded Iowa Education Historic Firsts Iowa State University Historical Society of Iowa
1871 North Carolina Is the First State to Remove a Governor by Impeachment North Carolina State Governments Historic Firsts Library of Economics and Liberty
1886 Seattle Electric Company Turns on the First Incandescent Light Bulb West of the Rocky Mountains Seattle, Washington Electricity The Light Bulb Historic Firsts History Link
1893 Smith Freshmen 5, Sophomores 4 in First Official Women's Basketball Game Massachusetts Women Basketball Historic Firsts Smith College
1894 Montreal Amateur Athletic Association Defeats the Ottawa Generals to Win the First Stanley Cup Canada Hockey Historic Firsts The Stanley Cup New York Times History Channel
1895 Auguste and Louis Lumière First Demonstrate Celluloid Motion Pictures Auguste Lumière Film Historic Firsts Institute Lumière New York Times
1934 The First Masters Golf Tournament Is Held in Augusta, Georgia Georgia Historic Firsts Masters Golf Tournament University of Georgia
1946 WAC Is First American Rocket to Leave Earth's Atmosphere (altitude 50 miles) Space Exploration Historic Firsts American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1946 WAC Is First American Rocket to Leave Earth's Atmosphere (altitude 50 miles) Space Exploration Historic Firsts American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1981 Soviet Soyuz 39 Takes First Mongolian into Space Mongolia Soviet Union Russian Space Program NASA
1982 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Columbia (ST-3) to Test Shuttle Systems Manned Space Exploration NASA
1985 NASA Launches Intelsat 5A F-10 Communications Satellite Space Exploration History of Technlogy NASA
1995 Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov Lands in Soyuz TM-21 Ending 438 Days in Space Soviet Union Russian Space Program NASA
1996 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis 16 (STS 76) to Link with Russia's MIR Space Station Manned Space Exploration Russian Space Program NASA
1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Makes Its Closest Approach to Earth (197,000,000 Km) Space & Astronomy Comet Hale-Bopp NASA

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