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1888 Richard Byrd (Virginia-born Naval Officer: Explorer of the Arctic and Antarctica) Richard Byrd The Arctic Antarctica
1890 Floyd Bennett (New York-born Aviator) New York Explorers and Aviators Aviation
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1819 Alabama's First State Legislature Assembles at Huntsville, the Temporary Capital Alabama Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
1836 The First Legislative Session of the Wisconsin Territory Convenes in Belmont Belmont, Wisconsin Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1854 The First Iowa State Fair Opens in Fairfield Fairfield, Iowa Historic Firsts Iowa State Fair
1864 The First Western Union Telegraph Line Reaches Seattle, Washington Washington Telegraph Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1886 The First Texas State Fair Opens North of Dallas Texas Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1892 In Minnesota, James H. Burrell Becomes the First African American Member of the St. Paul Police Force St. Paul, Minnesota Law Enforcement Agencies African-American Heritage Historic Firsts St. Paul, Minnesota Police Department Minnesota State Historical Society
1940 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. Becomes First African-American General in U.S. Army Benjamin O. Davis U.S. Military Leaders Noted African Americans Historic Firsts U.S. Army
1941 Groundbreaking Ceremonies Are Held at the Huntsville, Alabama Redstone Arsenal Alabama Space Exploration Redstone Arsenal Alabama State Archives
1955 Tappan Introduces the Microwave Oven for $1,295 Electromagnetic Radiation Physics History of Technology Historic Firsts Kids Newsroom
2006 NASA STEREO Mission Launches Twin Observatories for 3-D Imaging of the Sun Space Exploration The Sun NASA

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