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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1867 Oliver Loving (Kentucky-born Cattle Drive Pioneer) Kentucky Business Leaders Westward Expansion Texas State Historical Association History Channel
1493 Christopher Columbus Begins Second Voyage from Cardiz, Spain with 17 Ships Spain Christopher Columbus World History New York Times
1513 Balboa Crosses Isthmus of Panamá and Is the First European to Reach Pacific Ocean Panamá Oceans World History Historic Firsts New York Times
1818 English Obstetrician, Dr. James Blundell, Performs the First Successful Human Blood Transfusion British Scientists & Mathematicians Health Care Blood Historic Firsts Body1
1849 The First State Fair in U.S. History Opens in Detroit, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Historic Firsts Michigan State Fair State of Michigan
1851 Advance Scouts of Seattle's First Settlers Arrive at the Mouth of Duwamish River Seattle, Washington Historic Firsts American Explorers History Link
1867 Alabama's Oldest Single Family-Owned Newspaper, The Southern Star, Is First Published in Dale County Dale County, Alabama Journalism Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive
1882 Providence and Worcester Play the First Major League Double Header Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Baseball Library
1886 Peter "Black Prince" Jackson Is the First Black to Win Australia's Boxing Crown Australian Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Historic Firsts Cyber Boxing Zone
1902 Interurban Rail Service Begins Between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington Tacoma, Washington Railroads Historic Firsts History Link
1922 WOAI-San Antonio Begins Broadcasting as the First Radio Station in South Texas San Antonio, Texas Radio Historic Firsts WOAI-San Antonio Texas State Historical Association
1927 Charles Lindbergh Lands in Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico Charles Lindburgh New Mexico Magazine
1956 First Transatlantic Phone Call Is Made The Telephone World History Historic Firsts Canadian Broadcasting Corporation International Cable Protection Committee
1960 NASA's Pioneer P-30 Lunar Orbiter Probe Fails Shortly after Launch Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1981 Sandra Day O'Connor Is Sworn in As First Female Justice, U.S. Supreme Court Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Supreme Court Women Historic Firsts History Channel Oyez
1989 NASA's Launches Its 8th and Final FLTSATCOM UHF Communications Satellite Space Exploration NASA
1992 NASA Launches Mars Observer as First Mission to Study Another Planet's Geoscience and Climate Mars Exploration Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1997 NASA's Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-86) for 7th MIR Docking Mission Russian Space Program Space Shuttle NASA

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