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MAY 22

Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1761 First U.S. Life Insurance Policy Issued in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Business Historic Firsts New York Times
1819 The Savannah Begins Its Savannah-Liverpool Voyage as the First Steamboat to Cross the Atlantic Ocean Liverpool, England Savannah, Georgia Steamboats Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1843 First Major Wagon Train Heads West on the Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail Historic Firsts History Channel
1898 The First Lightship Is Deployed Off the Washington Coast Washington Naval History Lighthouses Historic Firsts History Link
1906 Wright Brothers Receive Patent for Flying Machine with Motor Wright Brothers Patents USPTO
1944 A 3-cent U.S. Stamp Commemorates the 125th Anniversary of the Savannah's Atlantic Crossing Liverpool, England Savannah, Georgia Steamboats Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1947 The U.S. Launches Its First Ballistic Missile U.S. Military War Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1951 Los Angeles TV Station KTLA Provides First Broadcast of an Atomic Explosion From the Nevada Desert Nevada Los Angeles Nuclear Weapons Television Historic Firsts Chicago Tribune
1966 Bill Cosby Is the First African-American to Receive the Best Actor Emmy Bill Cosby The Emmy African American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1969 Apollo 10 Module Flies Within 9 Miles of Moon's Surface NASA Lunar Exploration BBC
1972 Richard Nixon Is First American President to Visit Moscow The Soviet Union Richard Nixon Historic Firsts History Channel BBC
1975 NASA Launches Intelsat 4 Telecommunications Satellite Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1977 Janet Guthrie Is the First Female to Qualify for the Indianapolis 500 Iowa Sports Figures Indianapolis 500 Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1981 NASA Launches GOES-5 Meteorological Satellite Space Exploration Meteorology NASA
1993 The First Full-length Movie Is Broadcast on the Internet The Internet Film Historic Firsts Technology and Society

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