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NOVEMBER 5

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1895 George Selden Receives First the First U.S. Patent for an Automobile George B. Selden Automobiles Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts History Channel
1903 The Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Emil Oberhoffer, Presents Its First Concert Minneapolis, Minnesota Classical Music Historic Firsts The Minneasota  Orchestra Minnesota Historical Society
1911 Calbraith Perry Rodgers Lands in Pasadena, California, Completing the First Transcontinental Flight: From New York in 49 Days New York California Aviation Historic Firsts Ohio Historical Society
1912 8 Senators and 16 Representatives Are Elected to Serve in Alaska's First Territorial Legislature Alaskan Government Elections Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1915 The First Successful Catapult Launch of a Piloted Aircraft from A Ship Is Made Off the Deck of the U.S.S. North Carolina in Florida's Pensacola Bay Florida Naval Military History Aviation Military History Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1930 Sinclair Lewis Is the First American Selected for the Nobel Prize for Literature Sinclair Lewis 1930 Nobel Laureate for Literature Writer's Almanac History Channel
1964 NASA Launches the Mariner 3 Satellite for Mars Exploration Space Exploration Mars Exploration NASA
1967 NASA Launches Its ATS 3 Satellite to Demonstrate the Technical Capabilities of a Satellite Space Exploration NASA
1968 Shirley Chisholm Is the First African-American Woman Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives Shirley Chisholm Elections U.S. House of Representatives Women African-American Political and Social Leader Historic Firsts PBS
Leon P. Miller Is the First African-American Judge Elected to Office in West Virginia West Virginia Political and Social Leaders Elections Law and Legal Resources African-American Political and Social Leader Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archives
1974 Connecticut's Ella T. Grasso Is the First Women to be Elected Governor Without First Succeeding Her Husband Connecticut Women Politics & Elections Historic Firsts New York Times
1991 Choua Lee Is Elected to the St. Paul City School Board, the First Hmong Person Elected to a Public Position in the United States St. Paul, Minnesota Education Elections Asian-American Heritage Historic Firsts St. Paul Schools Board of Education Minnesota Historical Society

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