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1928 James Lovell (Ohio-born Astronaut) James Lovell Astronauts
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1680 French Explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle Begins the First Exploration of Michigan's Lower Peninsula by a European La Salle Michigan North American Explorers Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1736 Canadian Explorer, Francois-Marie Bissot de Vincennes, Is Burned at the Stake by Chickasaw Indians Canadian Explorers Chickasaw Indianas Death Vincennes, Indiana Vincennes Community Schools Indiana Historical Society
1807 England's Mumbles Train Is the World's First Railway Passenger Service English History Railroads Historic Firsts Swansea Wales
1851 The Soldiers of the Mariposa Battalion Are the First Euro-Americans to Enter California's Yosemite Valley California Yosemite National Park Westward Expansion Historic Firsts Learn California
1886 At White Earth, Minnesota, the Inaugural Issue of Progress Is the First English-Language Paper Published on an Indian Reservation White Earth, Minnesota Ojibwe Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1934 Missouri Golf Pro, Horton Smith, Wins the First Masters Golf Tournament Missouri Sports Figures Golf The Masters Historic Firsts New York Times University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1936 New Zealand Parliament Is the First in the World to Broadcast Debates on Radio New Zealand Radio Historic Firsts New Zealand Parliament
1954 RCA Manufactures the First Color Television Television History of Technology Historic Firsts Business
1960 U.S. Launches First Guided Missile from a Nuclear Sub Nuclear Weapons Naval History Historic Firsts NASA
1961 U.S. Explorer 10 Launched to Test the Earth's Magnetosphere Space Exploration NASA
1970 Concorde Makes Its First Supersonic Flight (700 mph) Aviation History Historic First Concorde SST
1988 NASA Launches San Marco-D/L Spacecraft to Explore the Relationship Between Solar Activity and Thermosphere-Ionosphere Phenomena Space Exploration The Sun Earth Science NASA
1996 Comet Hyakutake Comes within 0.1018 Astronomical Units of Earth Comets NASA

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