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1769 Alexander von Humboldt (German Naturalist and Explorer) German Explorers
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1716 Boston Light, America's First Lighthouse, Is First Lighted Just Before Sunset Boston, Massachusetts New England Lighthouses Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1886 First U.S. Patent for a Typewriter Ribbon Is Issued to George Kerr Anderson of Tennessee Tennessee Patents & Trademarks History of Technology Historic Firsts National Technical Employment Services
1905 Oldest Annual Car Race First Run for Britain's Royal Automobile Club Trophy Great Britain Auto Racing Historic Firsts Isle of Man Guide
1920 Detroit Station Broadcasts First Live Dance Music on the Radio Detroit Radio Dance Historic Firsts The History Channel
1924 First Hydroelectric Power From Skagit River Gorge Dam Reaches Seattle Washington Dams Electricity Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1927 Portland, Oregon Welcomes Charles Lindbergh with a Parade, a Banquet and a Radio Broadcast for Children Portland, Oregon Charles Lindbergh
1953 Ernie Banks (ss) & Gene Baker (2b) First Cubs' African-American Players Baseball Hall of Fame African-American History The Chicago Cub Historic Firsts African American Registry
1959 Soviet Probe Luna 2 Crash Lands as First Man-made Object on the Moon Soviet Space Program Cold War Lunar Exploration Historic Firsts Luna 2
1975 Pope Paul VI Declares Mother Seton the First U.S.-born Saint Catholic Saints Mother Seton Historic Firsts New York Times
1990 Ken Griffey & Ken Griffey, Jr. Hit Back-to-Back Home Runs for Seattle Mariners Baseball African-American History The Seattle Mariners Historic Firsts African American Registry

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