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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1777 The American flag Is Flown in Battle for the First Time at a Skirmish at Cooch's Bridge, Maryland Maryland U.S. Flags and Symbols American Revolution Firsts History Channel
1823 David Douglas Makes First Recorded Ascent of Cascade Mountains above Columbia River Gorge Washington Mountain Climbing Firsts State of Washington
1910 Alabama's First Boll Weevils Are Discovered Mobile County Mobile County, Alabama Boll Weevil Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
1925 The Dirigible USS Shenandoah Crashes in Noble County, Ohio, Killing 14 of 43 People Aboard Noble County, Ohio Dirigibles Death U.S. Navy
1928 Scottish Scientist, Alexander Fleming, Discovers That Penicillin Mold Kills Germs Scottish Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Historic Firsts Britannica
1935 On the Utah Bonneville Salt Flats, England's Malcolm Campbell Is the First person to Break 300 mph on Land English Sports Figures Utah Auto Racing Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
1963 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Schools Are Integrated Baton Rouge, Louisiana Education Racism African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State
1976 Unmanned U. S. Viking II Lands on Mars: Taking First Pictures of Surface Mars Space Exploration Historic Firsts New York Times

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