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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1847 Merriam Brothers Publish First Edition of American Dictionary of the English Language Dictionaries Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanitities
1852 Henri Giffard First Demonstrates the Dirigible with Flight from Paris to Trappe France Aviation Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1857 The First Sheboygan County Cheese Award Is Won by N.C. Harmon of Lyman, Wisconsin Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Cheese Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1867 In the First Minnesota State Baseball Championship, the St. Paul North Stars Beat the Hastings Vermillion 43-35 Minnesota Sports Figures Baseball Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1886 Dr. Justus Ohage Performs the Nation's First Successful Gall Bladder Surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul St. Paul Minnesota Health Care Human Anatomy & Physiology St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota Historical Society
1894 The First Washington State Agricultural Fair Opens in Yakima Yakima, Washington Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts History Link
1903 In Texas, the Gulf and Inter-State (G&I) Railway Completes Its First Passenger Run from Beaumont to Port Bolivar Texas Railroads Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1908 The First Factory-built Model-T Completed Henry Ford Model T Business & Economics Historic Firsts History Channel
1929 Jimmy Doolittle Pilots First All-instrument Flight over New York's Mitchel Field New York Jimmy Doolittle Aviation Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1938 California's Don Budge Is the First to Win the Tennis Grand Slam Don Budge Tennis Hall of Fame Historic Firsts New York Times
1960 The U.S. Launches the Enterprise: the First Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Nuclear Weapons Naval History Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1975 Dougal Haston and Doug Scott Are the First Britons to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest British Explorers Mount Everest Mountain Climbing Historic Firsts BBC
1981 NASA Launches SBS 2 (Satellite Business Systems 2) to Support Private Business Networks Space Exploration Economics & Business NASA

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