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1793 Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (New York-born Explorer: Found the Source of the Mississippi River) New York Explorers North-American Explorers Mississippi River
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1776 Juan Bautista de Anza Selects the Site for San Francisco San Francisco Spanish Explorers Desert USA History Channel
1838 The Charlotte Mint in North Carolina Produces Its First Gold Half-eagle Coins Charlotte, North Carolina Currency Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1864 Portland, Oregon's First Water Hydrant Is Installed on the Corner of Washington and First Streets Portland, Oregon Water Fire Safety Historic Firsts
1891 First World Weightlifting Championship Held Weightlifiting Historic Firsts 2004 Athens Olympic Games
1900 Daimler Mail Phaeton Is First Car of British Royal Family Great Britain British Monarchy Automobiles Historic Firsts History Channel
1910 Henri Fabre Pilots the First Seaplane in Martigues, France (altitude 6.5 ft, distance .25 mi) France Aviation Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1963 NASA Completes Its Un-crewed Test Flights of the Apollo Saturn Rocket Space Exploration NASA
1983 U.S. Launches NOAA Search & Rescue Satellite Space Exploration Naval Safety NASA
1986 NASA's ICE/ISEE-3 Spacecraft Arrives at the Comet Halley Space Exploration Halley's Comet NASA

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