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NOVEMBER 4

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1825 Seneca Chief First Boat to Travel From Buffalo to New York Via the Erie Canal The Erie Canal Naval History Historic Firsts University of Virginia
1845 Americans Observe First Uniform Election Day U.S. Congress Elections Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1847 The First Students Attend Class at Beloit College in Wisconsin Beloit, Wisconsin Education Historic Firsts Beloit College Wisconsin Historical Society
1862 Ludwik Wesolowski Is First Person of Polish Ancestry Elected to Office in the U.S. Poland Michigan Political and Social Leaders Elections Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1884 Alaska's First U.S. District Court Is Formally Organized at Sitka Sitka, Alaska Law & Legal Resources Historic Firsts Alaska
1909 The First Commercially Built Airplane in the U.S. Is Assembled in Beloit, Wisconsin Beloit, Wisconsin Aviation History Business Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1924 Nellie Ross (WY) Elected to Complete Deceased Husband's Term as Governor Wyoming Elections Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1939 Packard Demonstrates the First Air-Conditioned Car at Chicago National Auto Show Chicago Automobiles Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Historic Firsts History Channel
1952 UNIVAC Computer First to Predict Election Outcome Based on Exit Polling Elections Computer History Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1965 Craig Breedlove Shatters Land Speed Record on Utah Salt Flats: 555.49 mph Utah Automobiles History of Technology Historic Firsts History Channel
Lee Ann Breedlove Is the First Woman to Travel Faster Than 300 mph on Land Utah Automobiles Women Historic Firsts History Channel
2008 Barack Obama Is Elected as the First African-American President of the United States of America Barack Obama Presidential Elections American Presidency Historic Firsts African-American Political and Social Leaders CNN

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