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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1546 Zacatecas, Mexico Is Founded Near Silver Ore Discovered the Same Year Zacatecas, Mexico Silver Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History
1565 Spanish Admiral Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles Founds St. Augustine, Florida Spain St. Augustine, Florida
1810 First of John Astor's Pacific Fur Company Ships Sets Sail: New York to Oregon Oregon New York City John Jacob Astor Naval History History Channel
1892 "The of Allegiance" Is First Published in the Youth's Companion The Pledge of Allegience Historic Firsts National Flag Day Foundation
1896 Finnish Immigrants Open Suomi College (Finlandia University) on Michigan's Upper Peninsula Michigan Education Finlandia University State of Michigan
1920 Omaha-San Francisco Segment Completes 1st Transcontinental Airmail Route U.S. Postal Service Aviation History Historic Firsts U.S. Postal Service
Military Pilot Delivers First Air Mail to Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Aviation History U.S. Postal Service Iowa State Historical Association
1944 New York's Bess Myerson Is First Jewish Contestant Crowned Miss America New York Women Judaism Historic Firsts PBS
1957 Althea Gibson 1st African-American Woman to Win U.S. Singles Championship Althea Gibson Tennis African-American History Historic Firsts History Channel
1975 Deborah Montgomery Is the First Woman Admitted to the St. Paul Police Academy St. Paul, Minnesota Women Law Enforcement Historic Firsts St. Paul Police Academy Minnesota Historical Society

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