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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1776 2nd Continental Congress Renames United Colonies to the USA U.S. History Historic Firsts New York Times
1785 Acadian Exiles Arrive in New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana Immigration Louisiana Secretary of State
1861 The Steamboat Alhambra Delivers Minnesota's First Steam Locomotive to St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Steamboats Railroad Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1863 In Faribault, Five Students Attend the First Classes Held at the Minnesota School for the Deaf Faribault, Minnesota Education Deafness Historic Firsts Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Minnesota Historical Society
1867 The First Passenger Train Pulls into Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Railroad Iowa State Historical Association
1893 Esther Cleveland Is First President's Child Born in the White House. Grover Cleveland The American Presidency The White House Historic Firsts New York Times
1945 First Computer Bug Is Documented: Live Moth in a Mark II Computer History of Technology Historic Firsts
1968 Arthur Ashe Is Only African-American Male to Win U.S. Open in Tennis Arthur Ashe International Tennis Hall of Fame African-American History Historic Firsts Sports Illustrated
1971 Apollo 15 Astronauts Are Recognized By a Joint Session of Congress Space Exploration Lunar Exploration U.S. Congress

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