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APRIL 28

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1849 James M. Goodhue Publishes the First Issue of the Minnesota Pioneer, the Territory's First Newspaper Minnesota Media Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1850 In California, the Placer Times Is First Published Placer County, California Journalism Historic Firsts Learn California
1941 The James Whitcomb Riley, a New York Central Train, Begins Its Regular Run Between Chicago and Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Chicago, Illinois Indiana James Whitcomb Riley Railroads Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1960 A Titan ICBM Is Successfully Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida Cape Canaveral, Florida U.S. Military Florida Historical Society
1991 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-39) for a Defense Department Mission Space Shuttle U.S. Military NASA
2001 American, Dennis Tito, Is First Space Tourist Aboard Russians Soyuz TM Russian Space Program Space Exploration Business and Economics Historic Firsts BBC

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