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1935 Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov (Russian-born Soviet Cosmonaut) Soviet Space Program Space Exploration
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1910 Octave Chanute (French Aviation Pioneer) French Scientists & Mathematicians The Wright Brothers
1835 Henry Burden Receives First U.S. Patent for Horseshoe Manufacturing Machine Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Horses Historic Firsts Maine and Asmus
1858 Oregon's First Theatre Opens, Presenting the Comedy "Honeymoon" and the Farce "Betsy Baker" Oregon Stage and Theater Historic Firsts
1889 The First Jukebox Is Installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco San Francisco Music Historic Firsts SFweekly
University of Wisconsin Plays Its First Football Game, Losing 27-0 to the Calumet Club of Milwaukee Wisconsin Sports Figures Football Historic Firsts University of Wisconsin Football Wisconsin Historical Society
1916 The First Original Boeing Airplane Is Tested on Washington's Lake Union Washington Aviation History Boeing Historic Firsts History Link
1929 Charles Lindbergh Visits Robert Goddard Charles Lindbergh Robert Goddard Aviation Space Exploration NASA
1936 First Issue of Life Magazine Hits the Newsstands Journalism Life Historic Firsts The New York Times
1948 F.G. Black Receives U.S. Patent #2,454,686 for the First Zoom Lens Patents & Trademarks Television Photography Inventors & Inventions Historic Firsts
1960 NASA Launches Tiros 2 Weather Satellite to Test Experimental Television Techniques Space Exploration Weather Television NASA
1963 Representative Herman M. Holloway, Sr. of Wilmington Is Sworn in as Delaware's First African-American State Senator Wilmington, Delaware Politics African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1964 Houston's Michael DeBakey Performs World's First Successful Coronary Bypass Surgery Texas The Heart Medical Research Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1996 Hijacked Ethiopian Airliner Runs Out of Fuel, Crashes into Indian Ocean: 125 Die Ethiopia Air Disasters Crime Death BBC
2002 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-113) on 11-day ISS Mission Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA

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