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NOVEMBER 2

1734 Daniel Boone (Pennsylvania-born Pioneer) Daniel Boone U.S. Explorers
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1846 Mary Ann Smith Is the First Oregon Woman to Obtain a Divorce Oregon Women Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts Salemoregon.com
1911 Wisconsin's First Vocational School Opens in Racine Racine, Wisconsin Education Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1920 First Presidential Election in Which Women Are Allowed to Vote Warren G. Harding The American Presidency Presidential Elections Women Historic Firsts
KDKA Pittsburgh Reports Election Results: First Radio Broadcast in the U.S. Pennsylvania The American Presidency Presidential Elections Historic Firsts KDKA Post-Gazette
1931 DuPont Begins Production of First Commercial Synthetic Rubber, Du Prene Polymers DuPont LeMoyne College
1936 The BBC Begins the World's First Regular Television Service Great Britain Television Historic Firsts BBC
1947 Howard Hughes Flies the Spruce Goose on Its First and Only Flight Howard Hughes Aviation History The History Channel
1954 Charles Diggs Is Elected As Michigan's First African American Congressman Michigan Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1982 Ileana Ros Is the First Hispanic Woman Elected to the Florida Legislature Florida Political and Social Leaders Female American Women Political and Social Leaders Hispanic Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Florida State Historical Society
1992 Nydia Velázques Elected As First Puerto Rican Woman in U.S. Congress U.S. Congress Puerto Rican Political and Social Leaders Women Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts
1993 Sharon Sayles Belton Is Elected Mayor of Minneapolis, the First African American and the First Female to Hold the Office Minneapolis, Minnesota American Women Leaders in Politics African-American Political and Social Leaders Elections Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
2000 American and Two Russians First to Occupy the International Space Station The International Space Station Historic Firsts NASA
2000 American and Two Russians First to Occupy the International Space Station The International Space Station Historic Firsts CNN

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