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AUGUST 28

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1609 England's Henry Hudson Is the First European to Discover the Delaware Bay Henry Hudson Delaware North American Explorers Naval History Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1830 Peter Cooper's "Tom Thumb" Steam Locomotive Defeats a Horse-drawn Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Car Railroads Horses Historic Firsts U.S. Department of Transportation
1869 Three Members of John Wesley Powell's Grand Canyon Expedition Leave to Avoid the Rapids John Wesley Powell The Grand Canyon History Channel
1922 First Radio Commercial Airs: WEAF, New York City New York City Radio Propaganda Historic Firsts New York Times
The First Walker Cup Match Is Held at Southampton, New York Southampton, New York Golf Historic Firsts Official Website USGA
1950 Althea Gibson Is First African American to Compete in U.S. Open Tennis Championships Althea Gibson Tennis Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Sport Illustrated
1964 NASA Launches Nimbus 1 Meteorological Research-and-Development Satellite Space Exploration Earth Science Meteorology NASA

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