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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1633 The First Bananas in England Go on Sale in London London, England Foods and Nutrition Business Historic Firsts Historic UK
1833 First Homeopathic Medical Society, the Hahnemann Society, Is Organized in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Health Care Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1872 The First Arbor Day Is Celebrated in Nebraska Nebraska Arbor Day Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1930 Arnold Collins Mades the First Synthetic Rubber Called Polychloroprene or Neoprene Organic Chemistry Historic Firsts LeMoyne College
1944 Harvard University Researchers Produce the First Synthetic Quinine for Treatment of Malaria Organic Chemistry Malaria Historic Firsts Harvard University IntelliHealth
1979 Soviet Union Launches Soyuz 33 with the First Bulgarian Cosmonaut Aboard Bulgaria Explorers & Pioneers Russian Space Program Space Exploration Historic Firsts South NASA
1981 Computer Timing Error Postpones the First Space Shuttle Lunch (Columbia STS-1) Space Shuttle Computer Technology NASA
1982 NASA Launches INSAT-1 Satellite to Provide Telecommunications Support for Remote Areas of India Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1984 Space Shuttle Challenger Crew Successfully Retrieves Dysfunctional Solar Max Satellite for Repairs Space Shuttle Space Exploration NASA TV News Archive
2001 8-Months Pregnant, Jane Swift Becomes First Female Governor of Massachusetts Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts CNN

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