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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1846 Boston Dentist Is First to Use Ether as an Anesthetic Boston Drugs & Medicines Historic Firsts New York Times
1882 World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant Begins Operation in Appleton, Wisconsin Appleton, Wisconsin Energy Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1889 Wyoming's Legislature Approves First State Constitution Granting Women Voting Right Wyoming Women's Suffrage Historic Firsts The History Channel
1891 The Beacon at Wisconsin's Devil's Island Lighthouse Near Bayfield Is First Lit Bayfield, Wisconsin Lighthouses Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1929 Germany's Fritz von Opel Completes First Manned Rocket-powered Flight Aviation Historic Firsts NASA
1954 USS Nautilus Commissioned as World's First Nuclear Submarine Naval History Nuclear Weapons Historic Firsts New York Times
1968 Boeing Rolls Out the First 747 "Jumbo Jet" in Everett, Washington Washington Aviation Boeing Historic Firsts HistoryLink
2004 First Members Are Inducted into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Jazz Historic Firsts Official Site African American Registry

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