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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2011 Geraldine Ferraro (New York-born Democratic Candidate for Vice=President of the United States) Geraldine Ferraro 1984 Presidential Election American Women in Politics
1854 Frederick Langenheim Makes Daguerreotype Images of a Solar Eclipse Photography The Sun Historic Firsts Metropolitan Museum of Art
1885 Eastman Company Manufactures First Continuous Reel Movie Film Film Business Historic Firsts Eastman Kodak History Channel
1895 A Patent Is Granted for the First Motion Picture Projector Film Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society USPTO
1910 Orville Wright Pilots the First Airplane in Alabama Alabama The Wright Brothers Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
1937 William Hastie Is Confirmed as the First African American to Serve as a U.S. Federal Judge (Virgin Islands) U.S. Virgin Islands Law African American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Tennessee State University
1958 U.S. Army Launches Explorer 3 Satellite Equipped with Cosmic Ray Counter & Micrometeorite Detector Space Exploration Earth Science Meteors NASA
1969 Soviet Union Launches Its First Fully Functional Weather Satellite Meteor 1 Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Meteorology Historic Firsts NASA
1973 First Women Traders Are Admitted in the 171-year History of London Stock Exchange English History Markets & Investments Women Historic Firsts The BBC
1987 NASA Launches FLTSATCOM Satellite for Ship-to-Shore Communications Space Exploration Naval History NASA

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