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MAY 19

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1884 Ringling Brothers Open Their First Circus Traveling by Wagon with a Rented Horse The Circus Ringling Theatre History
1959 Maynard Jackson Is the First African-American to Receive a Library Card From the Atlanta Public Library Atlanta, Georgia Library Resources African-American Heritage Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1983 NASA Launches the Intelsat 5 Communications Satellite Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1991 Willy T. Ribbs Is the First African-American Driver to Qualify for the Indianapolis 500 California Sports Figures Auto Racing African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Indianapolis 500 History Channel
1996 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-77) Loaded with Scientific Payloads Space Shuttle NASA
2000 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-101) on Third ISS Assembly Mission Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA

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