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MARCH 31

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1820 The First Steamboat Ascends the Arkansas River to Arkansas Post Arkansas Post Rivers Steamboarts Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1880 Wabash, Indiana Is the First Town in the World to Light Its Streets with Electricity Wabash, Indiana Electricity Historic Firsts Wabash Carnegie Public Library
1883 Texas Cowboys Begin a Failed Strike Against Closed-Range Ranching Texas Business Westward Expansion Labor Strikes Texas State Historical Association
1889 Seattle, Washington's First Electric Trolley Line Begins Operation Seattle, Washington Electricity Historic Firsts History Link
1914 The World's First Commercial Airline Line Shuts Down After 3 Months Florida Aviation Historic Firsts The Carefree Traveler Magazine
1918 Norwegian Antarctic Explorer Roald Amundsen Speaks in Duluth, Minnesota to Encourage Continued U.S. Support for World War I Roald Amundsen Duluth, Minnesota World War I Minnesota Historical Society
Daylight Savings Time Is First Observed Nationwide as a War-Time Measure to Save Energy World War I Time Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1966 Soviets Launch Luna 10 Lunar Orbiter from Space Platform Russian Space Program Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1971 NASA Launches ISIS 2 Ionospheric Observatory Space Exploration Earth and Enivronmental Science NASA
1976 The First Edition of the Seattle Weekly Is Published Seattle, Washington Journalism Seattle Weekly Historic Firsts History Link

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