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SEPTEMBER 12

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1609 Henry Hudson First Navigates the Hudson River Henry Hudson New York Naval History Historic Firsts New York Times
1847 The First German Language Catholic Church in Milwaukee Is Dedicated German Language Milwaukee, Wisconsin Catholicism Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1862 Michigan Officials Declare More Than 95,000 Males Eligible for the Nation's First Draft Michigan American Civil War Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1866 First Producing Oil Well in Texas Comes In Texas Economics Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1959 Soviets Launch Luna 2, First Spacecraft to Reach the Surface of the Moon Soviet Space Program Lunar Exploration Space Exploration BBC
1991 Space Shuttle Discovery Lifts Off to Deploy Ozone Observatory Earth Science Space Exploration NASA
1992 Dr. Mae Carol Jemison Is First African-American Woman in Space  Dr. Mae Carol Jemison Women Astronauts Famous African Americans NASA

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