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MAY 29

Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1843 John C. Fremont Leaves St. Louis on Second Western Expedition Missouri John C. Fremont Westward Expansion The History Channel
1886 The First Advertisement for Coca-Cola Appears in the Atlanta Journal Coca-Cola Journalism Propaganda Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1895 The First Free Public Library Is Approved for Oshkosh, Wisconsin Oshkosh, Wisconsin Libraries Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1912 Seattle, Washington's First Airplane Fatality Occurs at the Meadows Racetrack Seattle, Washington Aviation History Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1919 Arthur Stanley Eddington Uses Total Solar Eclipse to Confirms Einstein's Prediction That Gravity Can Bend Light English Scientists and Mathematicians Albert Einstein Astronomy Light The Sun NASA
1951 U.S. Navy Captain Charles Blair Flies from Norway to Alaska in First Solo Flight Over the North Pole Norway Alaska The Arctic Aviation History Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1953 Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay First to Reach Mt. Everest Summit Mt. Everest Historic Firsts The History Channel New York Times New York Times BBC Center for the Study of  Technology  and Society
1965 NASA Launches Explorer 28 (IMP 3) Spacecraft for Interplanetary Exploration Space Exploration Solar System NASA
1970 U.S. Customs Service Graduates First Class of Detector Dogs U.S. Customs Dogs Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1973 Tom Bradley Is Elected as the First African-American Mayor of Los Angeles Los Angeles Political and Social Leaders Elections Historic Firsts African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1992 The First Long-Distance Digital High-Definition Television (HDTV) Signal is Transmitted 75 Miles Television History of Technology Historic Firsts Center for the Study of  Technology  and Society

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