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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1809 Meriwether Lewis (Virginia-born Explorer (Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery): Possibly Murdered) Meriwether Lewis Lewis and Clark Expedition Virginia Historical Association
1811 The New Orleans, the First Steamboat to Travel on the Ohio River, Passes Madison, Indiana Madison, Indiana Steamboats Ohio River Indiana Historical Society
1880 Rutherford B. Hayes Visits Seattle as the First President to Travel West of the Rocky Mountains Seattle, Washington President Rutherford B. Hayes Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1887 Cincinnati's Granville T. Woods Receives Patent for a Telephone System Granville T. Woods Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors African American Registry
1927 Charles Lindbergh Arrives in Atlanta, GA in the "Spirit of St. Louis" Georgia Charles Lindbergh University of Georgia
1950 FCC Issues First Color Television Broadcast License to CBS FCC Television Historic Firsts History Channel
1958 Pioneer I Fails to Reach the Moon - Falls Back to Earth Lunar Exploration Space Exploration New York Times
1968 Apollo 7, The First Manned Apollo Mission, Launched with Three Aboard Lunar Exploration Space Exploration Historic Firsts New York Times
1984 Astronaut Kathy Sullivan Is First American Woman to Walk in Space Space Shuttle Women Historic Firsts New York Times

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