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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1912 Robert Falcon Scott (English Explorer) Robert Falcon Scott Antarctica
1638 Swedish Settlers Establish First Permanent Settlement in Delaware (Wilmington) Sweden Wilmington, Delaware Colonial of Delaware Wilmington, Delaware State of Delaware
1855 Minnesota's Republicans Hold Their First Formal Meeting, Discussing Their Strong Position Against Slavery Minnesota Minnesota Republican Party Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1880 Women Are First Allowed to Vote in a Concord, Massachusetts School Board Election Concord, Massachusetts Women Education Election Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1912 Robert Falcon Scott Makes the Last Entry in His Antarctic Diary: "The end cannot be far." Robert Falcon Scott Antarctica Greenwich Guide
1927 England's Henry Segrave Breaks the 200 mph Barrier at Daytona Beach English Sports Figures Florida Automobiles Historic Firsts Speed Record Club
1928 The First Long-Distance Phone Call Is Placed Between Atlanta, Georgia and Paris, France Paris Atlanta, Georgia Long Distance Telephone Service Historic Firsts University of Georgia
2,000-Watt Radio Station KSTP Begins Broadcasting in St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minneosta Radio Historic Firsts KSTP Minnesota Historical Society
1929 Michigan Is the First State to Ban Fireworks Except for Displays by Licensed Operators Michigan Law Safety Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1974 NASA's Mariner 10 Makes First Fly-by of Mercury & Transmits Photos Mercury Photography NASA The History Channel
1981 6,700 Run in the First-Ever London Marathon London, England Distance Running Historic Firsts London Marathon BBC Greenwich Guide
1999 Dow Industrials Close above 10,000 for First Time (10,006.78) Markets & Investments Historic Firsts CNN

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