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1849 Frederick Schwatka (Illinois-born Alaskan Explorer) Illinois Explorers Alaskan Explorers Alaska Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1913 Rudolf Diesel (German Automotive Pioneer)  Rudolf Diesel Automobiles Inventors & Inventions
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1526 600 Colonists from Hispaniola Found the Georgia Settlement of San Miguel de Gualdape Haiti Dominican Republic Georgia University of Georgia
1803 The First Roman Catholic Church in Boston Is Formally Dedicated Boston Catholicism Historic Firsts Concordia
1856 First Polish Catholic Church in the U.S. Is Consecrated at Panna Maria, Texas Poland Texas Catholicism Polish Immigration Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1918 Gustav Holst's "The Planets" Is First Performed at Queen's Hall, London English Composers Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1948 WSB-TV Atlanta Is Launched As Georgia's First Television Station Georgia Television Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1969 Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 14 Is First Performed in Leningrad, by the Moscow Chamber Orchestra Dmitri Shostakovich Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1988 Stacy Allison Is First U.S. Woman to Scale Mount Everest Poland Texas Catholicism Polish Immigration Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association

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