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1857 Elwood Haynes (Indiana-born Automotives Pioneer) Indiana Business Leaders The Automobile Inventors & Inventions Business & Economics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1689 Peter Delanoy Becomes New York City's First Elected Mayor New York City Political and Social Leaders Elections Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1835 Henry Blair of Maryland is the First African-American to Receive a Patent (Corn Planter) Maryland Patents & Trademarks Famous African Americans African American Registry USPTO
1914 The First Town Meeting Is Held in Pinellas Park, Florida Pinellas Park, Florida Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1922 New York's Pennsylvania Exchange First for Automated Telephone Dialing New York City The Telephone History of Technology Historic Firsts
1947 Flying over the California Desert, U.S. Air Force Pilot Chuck Yeager Is First Person to Break Sound Barrier California Chuck Yeager Aviation Historic Firsts History Channel West Virginia State Archive
1968 Apollo 7 Transmits First Live Telecast from a Staffed U.S. Spacecraft Apollo 7 Television History of Technology Historic Firsts New York Times
1999 Margaret Marshall Is First Woman Appointed Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Court Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Issues Women Historic Firsts BBC

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