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1914 Thor Heyerdahl (Norwegian Explorer) Thor Heyerdahl
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1683 First German Immigrants (Krefeld) to North America Arrive in Philadelphia Germany Pennsylvania Immigration Historic First German American National Congress
1866 The Reno Brothers Pull Off the First Great Train Robbery in U.S. History Outside of Seymour, Indiana The Reno Brothers Railroads Crime History Channel Library of Congress
1927 "The Jazz Singer", First Movie with Spoken Dialogue, Premieres in New York City New York City Al Jolson The Jazz Singer Historic Firsts The Internet Movie Database
1979 John Paul II Is the First Pope to Meet a U.S. President Jimmy Carter Pope John Paul II Catholicism Historic Firsts Jimmy Carter Presidential Library (pdf)
1996 First Evidence of a Planet Outside Our Solar System Is Presented in Italy Italy Space and Astronomy Historic Firsts SETINews

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