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1888 William Burroughs Patents First Practical Adding & Listing Machine New York Scientists and Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Historic Firsts Technology & Society
1903 First Transcontinental U.S. Auto Race Completed in San Francisco Auto Racing California Historic Firsts History Channel
1912 Arthur R. Eldred of Oceanside, New York Is the First Person to Achieved the rank of Eagle Scout New York> Boy Scouts of America Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1959 U.S. "Little Joe Series" Mercury-Atlas Test Rocket Fires 30 Minutes Prematurely & Attains Altitude of 2,000' Space Exploration NASA
1965 NASA Launches Gemini 5 to Assess Effects of 8 Days of Weightlessness Space Exploration NASA
1972 NASA Launches Orbiting Observatory to Observe the Celestial Sphere Above Earth's Atmosphere Space Exploration Earth Science NASA