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1905 Eugen Sanger (German Rocket Propulsion Engineer) German Scientists & Mathematicians Space Exploration
1939 Junko Tabei (Japanese Mountain Climber: First Woman to Climb Mount Everest) Japan Women Mount Everest
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1601 The First Japanese Roman Catholic Priests Are Ordained in Nagasaki Japan Catholicism Historic Firsts Concordia
1846 General Stephen W. Kearny Appoints Charles Bent as the First Governor of New Mexico New Mexico Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts New Mexico Magazine
1853 California's First Telegraph Message Is Sent from Point Lobos to San Francisco Providing Information on Incoming Ships San Francisco Telegraph Naval History Historic Firsts LearnCalifornia
1869 Wagner's Opera, "Das Rheingold," Is First Performed in Munich at the Request of Emperor Ludwig II, but Against the Composer's Wishes Richard Wagner Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1890 An Expeditionary Team Make the First Recorded Ascent of Washington's Mount Olympus Washignton Mountains Climbing Historic Firsts Olympic National Park History Link
1898 Discovery Claim Is Staked on Anvil Creek Near Alaska's Cape Nome and the Future City of Nome Nome, Alaska Alaska Historical Society
1971 Samuel Barber's "The Lovers" for Solo Voice and Chorus Is First Performed in Philadelphia Samuel Barber Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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