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1930 Edward H. White (Texas-born Astronaut) Edward H. White Astronauts
1933 Fred Haise (Mississippi-born Astronaut) Mississippi Astronauts
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1665 The First Newspaper, The London Gazette, Is Published British History Journalism Historical Firsts University of Rochester
1723 Johann Sebastian Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 90 Is First Performed in Leipzig, Germany J.S. Bach Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1766 Englishman Jonathan Carver First Enters the Minnesota Cave Called Naudowessies by the Dakota English Exploreres and Pioneers Minnesota Landamrks Explorers of North America Caves MInnesota Historical Society
1802 Beethoven's String Quintet, Op. 29, Is First Performed at Beethoven's Apartment in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Beethoven Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1832 New York City's First Horse-drawn Streetcar Put into Service New York City Historic Firsts New York Times
1860 The First Telegraph Service Reaches Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Telegraph Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1879 The First Bicycle in the Washington Territory Arrives in Seattle Washington Bicycling Historic Firsts History Link
1887 Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 4 ("Mozartiana") Is First Performed in Moscow Tchaikovsky Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1889 Nellie Bly Sets Record Circling the World in 72 Days Nellie Bly Journalism Historic Firsts New York Times
1896 Antonin Dvorák's Symphonic Poem "The Water Goblin," Op. 107, Is First Performed in London London, England Dvorák Composers Historical Firsts American Public Media
1910 Eugene Ely Pilots First Plane to Take Off from a Ship Aviation History Naval History Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1914 The First Dodge Is Produced Dodge Business Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1922 British Broadcasting Corporation Makes Its First Daily Radio Broadcast British History Radio Historic Firsts BBC
1944 Shostakovich First Performs His Piano Trio No. 2, in Leningrad, Followed by the Premiere of His String Quartet No. 2 by the Beethoven Quartet Shostakovich Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1969 Lightning Strikes Launch of Apollo 12: Second Manned Lunar Expedition Alan Bean Pete Conrad Space Exploration The Moon History Channel NASA
1972 Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes above 1,000 for First Time Markets & Investments NYSE Historic Firsts New York Times
1979 President Carter Appoints Alcee Hastings As First African-American Federal Judge in Florida Florida President Jimmy Carter African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1985 Aaron Copland's "Proclamation" for Orchestra" Is First Performed by the New York Philharmonic Conducted by Zubin Mehta Aaron Copland Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media

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