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1775 Jean Baptiste Faribault (Canadian Fur Trader, Pioneer; Namesake of Faribault County, Minnesota) Canadian Pioneers and Explorers Faribault County, Minnesota North American Explorers Minnesota State Historical Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1754 British Naval Captain John Reynolds Arrives in Savannah as Georgia's First Royal Governor British Military Figures Savannah, Georgia Colonial Georgia Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1787 Mozart Conducts First Performance of His Opera Don Giovanni Don Giovanni Opera Historic Firsts State Opera Prague
1792 A Detail of the British Royal Navy Are the First Eutopeans to Explore the Columbia River from the Pacific Coast British Military Leaders Oregon Washington Columbia River North American Explorers Naval History
1814 The Fulton (aka Demologos), the First Steam-Powered Warship, Is Launched in New York City New York City Steamships Naval Military History War of 1812 Historic Firsts U.S. Navy
1849 Rowe's Olympic Circus Opens in San Francisco as California's First Circus San Francisco, California Cricus Historic Firsts LearnCalifornia
1858 The First Store Opens in the Frontier Town of Denver, Colorado Denver, Colorado Westward Expansion Business Historic Firsts History Channel
1866 The Uppertown Olympics Beat the Lowertown Saxons to Become St. Paul, Minnesota's First City Baseball Champions" St. Paul, Minnesota Baseball Historic Firsts Minnesota State Historical Society
1907 Colorado City-Snyder Route Inaugurates Intercity Bus Service in Texas Texas Transportation Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1940 The First U.S. Peace-time Draft Begins World War II Historic Firsts New York Times
1945 Anna Rosenberg Is First Women Awarded the U.S. Medal of Freedom Austrian Political and Social Leaders American Women in Politics Historic Firsts Jewish Women's Archive
1956 The Huntley-Brinkley Report Premieres on NBC Television Journalism Historic Firsts New York Times
1963 An Atlas Missile Launched From Cape Canaveral, Florida Goes Out of Control Crashing into the Atlantic Ocean Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Exploration Florida Historical Society
1969 In California, the First message Is Transmitted Across What Will Be the Internet California Internet History UCLA Stanford University National Public Radio Historic Firsts

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