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MAY 23

1846 Arabella Mansfield (Iowa-born Attorney; First Woman Admitted to the Bar in the United States) Iowa Political and Social Leaders American Women Political and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage Law
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1868 Christopher "Kit" Carson (Kentucky-born Hunter, Soldier, Western Guide) Kit Carson Westward Expansion
1826 The American Premiere of Mozart's Opera "Don Giovanni" Is Performed at New York City's Park Theater Wolfgang Mozart New York City Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1854 The First Railroad Reaches Madison, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Railroad Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1900 William Carney First African-American to Receive Congressional Medal of Honor Virginia Military Figures Civil War African American Military Figures Historic Firsts Smithsonian Institution National Archives
1903 Wisconsin Is the First State to Adopt a Direct Primary Election Law Wisconsin Elections Law Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1908 On Its First Flight, John Morrell's Hydrogen-filled Airship Crashes and Burns over Berkeley, California Berkeley, California Blimps & Dirigibles Hydrogen Technology and Society
1981 NASA Launches Intelsat 5 F-1 Telecommunications Satellite Space Exploration NASA
1992 U.S. & Four Former USSR Republics Sign Missile Reduction Treaty The Soviet Union Historic Documents Nuclear Weapons Cold War Arms Control Association New York Times
1994 South Africa Is Admitted as 53rd Member of the Organisation of the African Union South Africa Africa African Union South African History

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