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NOVEMBER 16

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1620 Pilgrim Landing Party Returns to The Mayflower After Spending Night Ashore Plymouth Colony American History MayflowerHistory.com (pdf)
1821 Indian Trader, William Becknell, Arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico from Independence, Missouri Santa Fe, New Mexico Independence, Missouri William Becknell Westward Expansion Business & Economics History Channel New Mexico Magazine
1841 New York City's Napoleon Guerin Granted First U.S. Patent for a Life Preserver New York City Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts Center for Technology and Society
1855 British Explorer/Missionary, David Livingstone, Discovers Victoria Falls British Explorers Africa Waterfalls Visit Zambia
1881 The First Street Signs Are Hung in Faribault, Minnesota Faribault, Minnesota Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1896 The First Rural Free Delivery Route in Wisconsin Is Established at Sun Prairie Sun Prairie, Wisconsin U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1897 Iowa's First RFD Postal Service Begins at Morning Sun Iowa U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Iowa
In Florida, the First Edition of the Kissimmee Valley Gazette Is Published Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1945 88 German Scientists Arrive in the U.S. to Start Rocket Program Nazi Germany Space Exploration NASA History Channel
1962 Unmanned Saturn Rocket Launched with 23,000 Gallons of Water Aboard for Atmospheric Test Space Exploration Earth Science Water NASA
1973 Skylab 4 Launched with Crew of Three for 84-day Mission Space Exploration NASA

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