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MAY 26

1951 Sally Ride (California-born First Female American Astronaut) Sally Ride NASA Astronauts
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1577 British Explorer Martin Frobisher Departs England in Search of a Northwest Passage to Asia British Explorers Naval History Explorers Greenwich Guide
1824 Congress Authorizes the First Federal Road in Michigan to Run Between Detroit and Toledo, Ohio U.S. Congress Detroit Toledo, Ohio Historic Firsts Historical Society of Michigan
1864 President Lincoln Signs an Enabling Act Creating the Montana Territory Montana President Abraham Lincoln Westward Expansion Library of Congress The History Channel
1898 The First Diplomas Are Awarded by the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine Florida Education Special Education Historic Firsts Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Florida Historical Society
1908 In Persia (Iran) British Geologist, George Reynolds Discovers the First Oil in the Middle East Oil Iran British Scientists Geology International Trade Historic Firsts GeoExPro
1923 The First Le Mans 24-hour Motor Race Is Run France Auto Racing Historic Firsts CNN
1956 Althea Gibson Wins French Open: 1st Major Tennis Title by an African American French Open Althea Gibson African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Tennis Hall of Fame Historymakers African American Registry
1967 The First Two Women Are Sworn In as Michigan State Police Michigan Women Crime Historic Firsts Michigan State Police Historical Society of Michigan
1969 Apollo 10 Returns to Earth after Successful Rehearsal for First Moon Landing Manned Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1981 Satya Pal Asija Receives First U.S. Patent for a Computer Program Patents & Trademarks History of Technology Historic Firsts Pierce Law Center
1983 NASA Launches European X-ray Observatory Satellite (EXOSAT) to Observe Cosmic X-Rays Spaces Exploration Radiation NASA

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