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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
239 B.C. Halley's Comet First Observed by Chinese Astronomers Comets European Space Agency Historic Firsts
1795 The United States Produces the First Half-dime Coins Currency Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1842 Georgia Physician Crawford Long Administers the First Anesthesia to a Patient Georgia Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1843 First U.S. Patent Is Issued for an Egg Incubator Inventors & Inventions Poultry Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts
1844 Stillwater, Minnesota's First Sawmill, Owned by John McKusick, Cuts Its First Board Stillwater, Minnesota Trees Business Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1855 Violence Disrupts the First Kansas Elections Kansas Elections Historic Firsts History Channel
1858 Controversial U.S. Patent Is Issued for a Pencil with an Eraser Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts Smithsonian Institution Technology and Society
1880 In Concord, Massachusetts, Louisa May Alcott Leads 20 Women Casting Their First Votes at the Town Meeting Concord, Massachusetts Louisa May Alcott Women Suffrage Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1916 Delegate James Wickersham Introduces in Congress the First Bill for Alaska Statehood Alaska U.S. Congress Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1930 Touring with His Shell Oil Company Plane, Aviator James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle Visits St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Jimmy Doolittle Aviation Minnesota  Historical Society
1932 Santa Is the First Mexican Movie with Sound Mexico Film Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database
1990 National Doctors' Day Is First Observed by Proclamation of President George Bush President Georgia Bush National Doctors' Day Historic Firsts University of Georgia

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