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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1679 Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Founds Ft. Miami, the First European Settlement in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle Michigan Forts Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1834 James Mills of Baltimore Flies a Hot Air Balloon from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Near Cooch's Mill in Newark, Delaware Maryland Explorers and Aviators Lancaster, Pennsylvania Newark, Delaware Hot Air Balloons State of Delaware
1896 The First Rural Free Delivery in Louisiana Begins in Thibodaux Thibodaux, Louisiana US Postal Service Historic Firsts Louisana Secretary of State
1897 The First Library of Congress Building Opens Its Doors to the Public Library of Congress Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1945 First Issue of Ebony Is Published Journalism African-American History Ebony Africanamericans.com African American Registry
1947 Alaska's First Retail Sales Tax Takes Effect at Sitka Sitka, Alaska Consumer Economics Taxes Historic First Alaska Historical Association
1952 U.S. Explodes First Hydrogen Bomb at Elugelab Atoll in Pacific Nuclear Weapons Cold War World  History Historic First History Channel New York Times
1959 Jacques Plante Is First NHL Goalie to Routinely Wear a Mask Ice Hockey Historic First Sports Illustrated Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1976 The First Issue of The Circle Newsletter Is Published by the Minneapolis American Indian Center Minneapolis, Minnesota Native-American Heritage The Circle Historic Firsts Minneapolis American Indian Center Minnesota Historical Society

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