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1587 Virginia Dare (First White Child of English Parents to be Born in America) Virginia Dare North Carolina Colonial History Historic Firsts Biography.com
1774 Meriwether Lewis (Virginia-born Explorer: co-Leader of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery) Meriwether Lewis Notable American Explorers & Pioneers The Lewis & Clark Expedition
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1749 Celeron de Blainville Plants a Lead Plate Along the Ohio River at Present-Day Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Claiming the Territory for France Fraench Explorers Point Pleasant, West Virginia North American Explorers Ohio Rivers West Virginia State Archive
1820 Franz Schubert's Opera "Die Zauberharfe" (The Magic Harp) Premieres in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Franz Schubert Historic Firsts American Public Media
1853 Local Fishermen Are the First to Scale California's Mount Whitney California Natural Resources Mountains Mountain Climbing Mount Whitney Historic Firsts LearnCalifornia
1930 Wolfgang von Gronau and Crew Make 1st Europe-US Transatlantic Flight Germany New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1932 J.A. Mollison Completes 1st Europe-US Transatlantic Solo Flight Ireland Canada Aviation History Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight