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1698 Pierre-Louis Maupertuis (French Mathematician, Biologist and Astronomer) French Scientists & Mathematicians Math Biology Space and Astronomy
1789 Richard Bright (English Physician, Pioneer Kidney Expert) English Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine Human Digestive and Urinary Systems Intellihealth
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1938 Charles Edgar Duryea (Illinois-born Automobile Inventor) Charles Edgar Duryea Automobiles
1953 Edwin Hubble (Missouri-born American Astronomer) Edwin Hubble Space & Astronomy Hubble Telescope
1542 Portuguese Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of Portugal Sails into San Diego Bay Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo San Diego Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
1745 'God Save the King' Is Sung for the First Time At London's Drury Lane Theatre Great Britain Music Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1831 Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer Is First Published as a Daily Newspaper Michigan Journalism State of Michigan
1853 The First Union Depot in the United States Opens in Indianapolis Indianapolis Railroads Historic Firsts Historical Marker Database
1865 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Is First Female Licensed Physician in Britain. Great Britain Medicine Women Historic Firsts
1924 Two Army Planes Land in Seattle to Complete the First Round-the-World-Flight (175 d) Washington State Aviation History Historic Firsts History Link
1962 100-mph Tornado Hits the Sand Point Area of Seattle as the First Confirmed Tornado in Western Washington Seattle, Washington Tornados Historic Firsts History Link
1965 "Freedom Flights" Begin Between Cuba and Florida, Bringing a Second Round of Cuban Immigrants to the U.S. Cuba Florida Immigration Aviation History Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1966 In Gainesville, Florida, Santa Fe Junior College Opens Its Doors to the First Students Gainesville, Florida Education Historic Firsts Santa Fe Junior College
1967 Walter Washington Takes Office as First Mayor of the District of Columbia Washington D.C. Historic Firsts New York Times

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