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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1743 Handel's Messiah Is First Performed as Oratorio at London Lenten Season Concert Georg Friedrich Handel Classical Music Historic Firsts Concordia
1792 Joseph Haydn's Surprise Symphony Is First Performed in London Joseph Haydn Classical Music Historic Firsts New York Times
1806 Lewis & Clark Begin Their Trip Back East from Fort Clatsop on the Pacific Coast Oregon Lewis & Clark Fort Clatsop History Channel
1857 In New York City, Elisha Graves Otis Installs the First Passenger Elevator for the Haughwout & Company Department Store Elisha Graves Otis Inventors and Inventions Business Historic Firsts Otis Elevator New York Historical Society
1940 "Truth or Consequences" Begins 16-year Run on Radio Radio Historic Firsts History Channel
1965 Gus Grissom & John Young Liftoff in Gemini 3, First US 2-person Space Flight Gus Grissom John Young Space Exploration New York Times NASA
1984 Michigan's First Test-tube Baby Is Born Michigan Medical Research Child Advocacy Historic Firsts State of Michigan
2001 Russian Space Station MIR Plunges into the South Pacific Russian Space Program Space Exploration New York Times

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