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MAY 15

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1602 England's Bartholomew Gosnold Names Cape Cod English Explorers Massachusetts North American Explorers Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1848 St. John's Infirmary Is Founded as the First Public Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Health Care Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1854 First Asylum for Treatment of Alcoholism as a Medical Condition Opens in Binghampton, New York. Binghampton, New York Health Care Drug and Substance Abuse Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1879 Atlanta's First Telephone Exchange Opens with Ten Telephones Connected to the Kimball House Hotel Switchboard Atlanta, Georgia Telephone Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1880 West Virginia's First Telephone Exchange Opens in Wheeling Wheeling, West Virginia Telephone Historic Firsts West Virginia
1918 Experimental U.S. Airmail Service Begins between Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City Washington, D.C. Philadelphia New York City U.S. Postal Service Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times New York Historical Society
1923 Chip Woman's Fortune Is the First Dramatic Play by an African-American Author to be Performed on Broadway New York City Stage & Theater African American History Historic First Internet Broadway Database
Carroll John Daly Introduces the Hard-boiled Detective Genre in Black Mask Magazine New York Authors American Authors Journalism Historic Firsts American Collection
1926 The Dirigible Norge with Roald Amundsen on Board Arrives at Teller, Alaska, After Flying over the North Pole From Norway Arctic Roald Amundsen Teller, Alaska Dirgible Alaska Historical Society
1930 Ellen Church Is the First Flight Attendant/Nurse Aviation History Medical Professionals Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1940 Du Pont Launches the First Sale of Nylon Stockings in the U.S. and Sells Nearly 4M Pairs in 4 Days Du Pont Polymers Women Consumer Economics New York Times State of Delaware
1941 The First Allied Jet Is Successfully Tested Over England Great Britain World War II Aviation Military History Historic Firsts History Channel
1941 The First Allied Jet Is Successfully Tested Over England Great Britain World War II Aviation Military History Historic Firsts History Channel
1966 NASA Launches Nimbus 2 Meteorological Research-and-Development Satellite Space Exploration Meteorology NASA
1997 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-84) to Dock with Soviet Space Station MIR Space Shuttle Soviet Space Program NASA
1999 Crew Stadium Opens in Columbus, Ohio as the First U.S. Stadium Built Just for Soccer Columbia, Ohio Soccer Historic Firsts Crew Stadium Ohio Historical Society

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