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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1789 John Jay Sworn In As the First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Jay U.S. Supreme Court Historic Firsts Oyez
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell Graduates As First Woman to Receive Medical Degree in U.S. Elizabeth Blackwell Medicine Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1873 Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Rutgers Establish First Rules for Intercollegiate Football Football Historic Firsts Yale University
1928 The First Edition of the Jewish Floridian Is Published Florida Media Judaism Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1944 Navy Announces African-American Women to Be Included in the WAVES Naval History African American History World War II African American Registry
1957 Montreal's Maurice Richard First NHL Player to Score 500 Career Goals Canadian Sports Figures National Hockey League Hockey Hall of Fame Historic Firsts USA Today
1977 The Supersonic Concorde Makes Its First Landing in New York City New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts The New York Times
1985 Nebraska's Dale Klein Kicks I-A record 7 FGs in 7 Attempts Against Missouri University of Nebraska Football Football Historic Firsts USA Today

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