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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1816 First Double-Decked Steamboat Washington Arrives in New Orleans New Orleans Steamboats Mississippi River History Channel
1848 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Meets Officially for the First Time in the State Capitol Wisconsin State Capitol Education Historic Firsts University of Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1896 Wall Street Journal Begins Daily Publication of Dow Jones Industrial Average Markets & Investments Journalism Historic Firsts Chicago Board Options Exchange Wall Street Journal
1913 Henry Ford's Entire Automobile Factory Is First Run on a Moving Assembly Line Henry Ford Automobile Labor Firsts History Channel
1920 Canadian Air Force Crew Leave Halifax on First trans-Canada Flight (10 days) Canada Aviation Royal Canadian Air Force
1922 World Series First Event Broadcast over a Network of Radio Stations Radio Baseball History of Technology Historic Firsts
1931 Eastman Kodak Takes the First Short-Exposure Infrared Photograph Photography EMR Spectra Historic Firsts Center for Study of Technology and Society
1935 Amelia Earhart Speaks to the Women's City Club in St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Female American Explorers and Aviators Amelia Earhart Aviation Minnesota Historical Society
1954 Marian Anderson Is First African-American Singer Hired by NYC Metropolitan Opera Metropolitan Opera Marian Anderson Opera African-American History Historic Firsts New York Times
IBM Displays the First All-transistor Calculator The Transistor History of Technology Historic Firsts ESD Journal
1959 Soviet Luna 3 Takes First Photographs of the Far Side of the Moon Soviet Space Program The Moon Space Exploration Photography Historic Firsts NASA
1993 Toni Morrison Is First African-American Selected for the Nobel Prize in Literature Toni Morrison Famous African Americans Historic Firsts 1993 Nobel Laureate for Literature

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