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1792 Willard Keyes (Vermont-born Pioneer Who Established the First School in Crawford County, Wisconsin) Vermont Pioneers and Explorers Crawford County, Wisconsin American Pioneers Education Wisconsin Historical Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1636 Harvard University Is Founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts Massachusetts Education Harvard State Library of Massachusetts
1793 Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creeks, and Alibamons Form Alliance with the Spanish to Defend the Louisiana Territory From American Pressure Louisiana Native-American Heritage Westward Expansion Louisiana Secretary of State
1828 Arkansas' First Sunday School Is Organized At Cane Hill Arkansas Education Religion Education Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1853 The Chicago Landverein, or Land Society, Is Formed by German Immigrants - Lawyers and Preachers Are Banned from Membership German Immigrations Chicago Immigration Minnesota Historical Society
1880 President Rutherford B. Hayes Arrives in Santa Fe as the First Sitting President to Visit New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico President Rutherford B. Hayes Historic Firsts New Mexcio Magazine
1887 The Prison Mirror Newspaper Is First Published in the Minnesota State Penitentiary Minnesota Prison Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1912 Fort Wayne, Indiana Couple Elope in a Biplane, Getting Married After Crash Landing at Michigan's Hillsdale College Fort Wayne, Indiana Hillsdale, Michigan Aviation History HIllsdale College State of Michigan
1927 Pan Am Initiates Air Mail Service Between Key West and Havana Cuba Florida Aviation History Historic Firsts Florida State Historical Society
1949 President Truman Swears in Eugenie Moore As First Female U.S. Ambassador (Denmark) Denmark President Truman U.S.  Government Women Historic Firsts Truman Library
1969 Boeing Is Contracted to Build the NASA Moon Buggy NASA Boeing Business Lunar Exploration History Link
1971 England Is the Sixth Country to Place a Satellite (Prospero) into Orbit Great Brtiain Space Exploration BBC
1979 Chairman Hua Kuo-Feng Is First Chinese Leader to Visit Britain China Great Britain Historic Firsts BBC

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