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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1778 The Continental Congress' Committee on Finance Reports First National Budget Continental Congress Economics Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1857 Gaslights Illuminate the Streets of St. Paul for the First Time St. Paul, Minnesota Light Historic Firsts MInnesota Historical Society
1868 Ground Is Broken for the Los Angeles and San Pedro Railroad, the First in Southern California Los Angeles, California Railroad Historic Firsts LearnCalifornia
1913 Francis Ouimet Is First Amateur to Win the U.S. Open Golf Tournament Golf U.S. Open Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1930 Frenchmen Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte, Who Made the First East-to-West trans-Atlantic Flight, Are Celebrated in Minneapolis French Explorers and Aviators Minneapolis, Minnesota Aviation History Minnesota Historical Society
1957 First Underground Nuclear Test Takes Place in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons World History Historic Firsts New York Times

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