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1645 Louis Joliet (Canadian Explorer) Louis Joliet Explorers and Exploration
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1784 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser Is Published as America's First Daily Pennsylvania Journalism Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1805 Lieutenant Zebulon Pike Reaches the Mouth of the Minnesota River and Raises the U.S. Flag Inside Minnesota for the First Time Minnesota Zebulon Pike American Explorers American Flag Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1819 The State of Alabama Concludes Its First (2-day) General Election Alabama Elections Historic Firsts This Week in Alabama History
1832 Maria Stewart, First Black Female Political Speech to an Open Audience Connecticut Political & Social Leaders Women African-American Political & Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights Historic Firsts New York Public Library
1872 James Conyers (SC), Naval Academy's First African-American Midshipman South Carolina Political & Social Leaders Education African-American History Historic Firsts Republican Freedom Calendar
1888 The First Electric Lights in Arkansas Are Lit in Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Electric Light Bulb Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1891 The First Siberian Reindeer in Alaska Were Landed at Unalaska by the Revenue Cutter Bear Unalaska San Diego Zoo Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1895 Frank Duryea First Drives His Motor Coach in the Streets of Springfield, MA Massachusetts Duryea Brothers Automobiles Historic Firsts The Duryea Automobiles
1901 Louisiana's First Oil Well Comes in Near Jennings Louisiana Energy Historic Firsts Louisiana Department of Natural Resource
1942 First Flight of a B-29 Superfortress Is Made over Seattle, Washington Washington State World War II Aviation History History Channel HistoryLink
2003 NASA Ends 8-year Mission Vaporizing Galileo in Jupiter's Atmosphere Exploration of Jupiter Space Exploration NASA

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