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1895 John Knudsen Northrop (New Jersey-born Aviation Pioneer) New Jersey Scientists & Inventors Aviation History History of Technology Business & Economics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1582 Spanish Merchant, Antonio de Espejo, Departs San Bartolome, Mexico, Leading a Small Expedition to Explore New Mexico Spanish Explorers New Mexico North American Explorers Latin-American Heritage New Mexico Magazine
1834 The First Public Sale of Land in the Wisconsin Territory Begins at the Mineral Point Land Office MIneral Point, Wisconsin Economics Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1871 Reporter Henry Morton Stanley Finds Explorer David Livingstone Africa Henry Morton Stanley Journalism New York Times
1885 Gottlieb Daimler Debuts the Worlds First Motorcycle German Scientists & Inventors Motorcycles Inventors & Inventions Historic Firsts MS Encarta
1933 Workers at the Hormel Meat Packing Plant in Austin, Minnesota Stage the First Sit-Down Strike in American Labor History Austin, Minnesota Farming and Agrciulture Business Labor Strikes Historic Firsts Hormel Minnesota Historical Society
1951 Mayors of Englewood, New .Jersey & Alameda, California First to Direct-dial Long Distance California New Jersey Telephone Historic Firsts AT&T
1967 NASA Launches ESSA-6 Weather Satellite Space Exploration Weather NASA
1970 Soviets Launch Luna 17 Which Will Deploy a Rover for an 11-Month Lunar Exploration Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA

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