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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1731 Johann Sebastian Bach's Sacred Cantata No. 140, Is First Performed in Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1825 Rensselaer Polytechnic, America's First Engineering College, Opens in Troy, NY New York Education American Scientists & Mathematicians Historic Firsts
1865 Johannes Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Paganini," Op. 35, for Piano Is First Performed in Zürich, Switzerland Johannes Brahms Zurich, Switzerland Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1882 Gilbert & Sullivan's Comic Operetta "Iolanthe" Opens at the Savoy Theater in London London Stage & Theater Historic Firsts American Public Media
1885 Scottish Settlers Leave Glasgow Bound for Sarasota, Florida Glasgow, Scotland Sarasota, Florida Immigration Florida Historical Society
1898 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Opera "Mozart and Salieri" Is First Performed in Moscow Moscow, Russia Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1905 Scientific American Runs First Ad for a Radio Receiver Radio Propaganda Scientific American Historic Firsts Early Radio History
1913 Lincoln Beachey Completes the First Airplane Loop-the-loop over San Diego Bay California Aviation History Historic Firsts San Diego Union Tribune
1925 Radio Station WFLA Is Founded in Dunedin as the First Licensed Commercial Radio Station in Florida Dunedin, Florida Radio Historic Firsts WFLA Florida Historical Society
1946 1,165 St. Paul, Minnesota Schoolteachers Walk Out in the First Organized Teachers' Strike in the Nation St. Paul, Minnesota Education Strikes Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1948 Ed Parsons of Astoria, Oregon Transmits the First Television Signal via Cable Astoria, Oregon Inventors & Inventions Television History of Technology Historic Firsts Forbes American Heritage
A High School Football Championship Game Is the First "Wide-Audience" Television Broadcast for Viewers in Washington's Puget Sound Area Washington Media Football Television Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1974 Christiaan Barnard Performs the World's First Double Heart Transplant Christiaan Barnard Medical Research Heart Transplants Historic Firsts CBS South African History
1996 Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes Above 6,500 for the First Time Markets & Investments Historic Firsts History Channel
2002 The Baltimore Ravens Hire Ozzie Newsome as the First African-American General Manager in the National Football League Maryland Sports Figures Alabama Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame National Football League African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Baltimore Sun African American Registry

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