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OCTOBER 23

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1819 First Protestant Missionaries to Hawaii Sail from Boston Hawaii Boston Religion Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1878 The First New York City Telephone Directory Is Published on a Single Page New York City Telephone Historic Firsts New York City Historical Society
1907 The German Balloon Dusseldorfland Lands in a Delaware Cornfield After a 40-hour 800-mile Flight From St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Delaware Hot Air Balloons State of Delaware
1911 Italy Makes First Military Use of an Airplane with Reconnaissance Flight in Libya Libya Italy Aviation Military History Historic Firsts Technology & Society
1929 The First All-Air Coast-to-Coast Air Service Begins from Seattle to New York Seattle, Washington New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts History Link
1946 The First Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly Is Held in New York City New York City United Nations Historic Firsts New York Times
1968 Bob Beamon Long Jumps World Record 29' 2.5" at Mexico City Olympics Mexico The Olympic Games Bob Beamon Famous African Americans International Track & Field Hall of Fame Historic Firsts
1970 Gary Gabelich Sets Land Speed Record of 631.367 mph in The Blue Flame Rocket-Powered Vehicle Automobile Historic Firsts History Channel
2001 Apple Introduces the First iPod History of Technology Historic Firsts Apple

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