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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1716 Virginia Explorers Reach the Crest of the Appalachian Mountains Virginia West Virginia Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archives
1836 The First Nine Miles of Track Are Opened for Florida's First Steam-Powered Railroad Florida Steam Railroads Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1859 Our Nig Is First Novel Published by an African-American Woman Literature African-American History Historic Firsts The Harriet Wilson Project African American Registry
1868 William Goldmyer Is First to Settle on Lake Washington's Sand Point Washington State of Washington
1882 New York City Holds America's First Labor Day Parade New York City Labor Day Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac Library of Congress
1918 The National Anthem Is Sung for the First Time at a Sporting Event The National Anthem Sports World War I Historic Firsts New York Times
1936 Beryl Markham Crash Lands in Nova Scotia as the First Person to Fly the Atlantic Solo From East to West Beryl Markham Aviation Women Historic Firsts Woman Pilot
1958 Louisiana State University at New Orleans Opens for Its First Classes New Orleans Education Historic Firsts University of New Orleans State of Louisiana

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