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APRIL 24

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1947 Willa Cather (North Carolina-born Author) Willa Cather American Authors Westward Expansion 1923 Pulitizer Prize for the Novel <I>One of Ours</I>
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1704 Boston News-Letter Begins Operation as the First Continuously Published Newspaper in America Massachusetts Journalism Historic Firsts Massachusetts Historical Society
1813 At Astoria, Jane Barnes, a Barmaid From England, Is the First European Woman to Set Foot on Oregon Soil England Astoria, Oregon Women Historic Firsts SalemOregon.com
1851 First Settlers Arrive At What Will Be Port Townsend, Washington Port Townsend, Washington Historic Firsts Port Townsend, Washington History Link
1880 The First Piano Recital in Iowa Is Held at the Dubuque Academy of Music Dubuque, Iowa Music Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1884 The First Professional Organization Just for African-American Physicians Is Founded African-American Scientists and Mathematicians Health Care Professionals Historic Firsts African American Registry IntelliHealth
1895 Canadian Joshua Slocum Begins the First Solo Around-the-world Voyage (3+ years) Canada Nautical History Joshua Slocum Society International
1901 Chicago White Stockings Defeat the Cleveland Blues 8-2 in First Official American League Baseball Game Chicago Cleveland. Ohio Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts New York Times
1922 Alabama's First Radio Station, WSY (Now WAPI), Begins Broadcasting Alabama Media Radio Historic Firsts WAPI Alabama Archives
1962 MIT Transmits First Successful Coast-to-Coast Satellite-Relayed Image History of Technology Historic Firsts MIT Technology and Society
1967 Soviet Cosmonaut Is First Known Victim of Space Flight Russian Space Program Space Exploration Death Historic Firsts BBC
1990 Space Shuttle Discovery Is Launched with Hubble Telescope Aboard Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA BBC

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