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1935 Gherman Titov (Russian Cosmonaut) Russian Explorers & Pioneers Russian Space Program Technology and Society
1937 Robert Crippen (Texas-born American Astronaut) Robert Crippen Astronauts
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1789 Alexander Hamilton Is Appointed as the First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton U.S. Treasury Historic Firsts U.S  Treasury
1847 Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" Is Performed for the First Time at an Ice Cream Saloon in Pittsburgh Stephen Foster American Composers Popular Music Historic Firsts PBS
1903 Auto Racing Debuts at the Milwaukee Mile Milwaukee, Wisconsin Auto Racing Historic Firsts Milwaukee Mile Wisconsin Historical Society
1952 The First Artificial Heart Valve Is Implanted The Heart History of Technology Historic Firsts Pediatric Cardiology (pdf)
1954 The Miss America Pageant Is First Broadcast on Network Television Television Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1962 In London, the Beatles Record Their First Singles, ''Love Me Do'' and ''P.S. I Love You,'' England The Beatles Popular Music Historic Firsts New York Times
1967 NASA's Surveyor 5 Lands on the Moon, Begins Elemental Analysis of Surface Lunar Exploration Space Exploration NASA
''The Carol Burnett Show'' Premiers on CBS. Television CBS Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database New York Times
1971 The First Minnesota Renaissance Festival Opens at Lake Grace in Jonathan Minnesota The Renaissance Historic Firsts Minnesota Renaissance Festival Minnesota Historical Society

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