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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1743 Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum and Anthem" Is First Performed in London at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace London, England Handel Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1826 New York-born Trapper Jedediah Smith Is the First Euro-American to Reach San Diego Over Land San Diego, California Jedediah Smith Westward Expansion Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1847 Shipped from Henry County, Iowa, 800 Fruit Trees Arrive in Milwaukie to Start Oregon's First Nursery Henry County, Iowa Milwaukie, Oregon Trees Foods Historic Firsts
1882 The Ringling Brothers Performed Their First Show to an Audience in Mazomanie, Wisconsin Mazomanie, Wisconsin Circus Ringling Brothers Circus Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1924 The First Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Is Held in New York City New York City Thanksgiving Historic Firsts Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade History Channel
1928 Igor Stravinsky Conducts the Premiere of His Ballet, "Le Baiser de la fée" (The Fairy's Kiss), at the Paris Opéra Paris, Opera Igor Stravinsky Composers Ballet Historic Firsts American Public Media
1951 16-year-old Hosea Richardson Is the First Licensed African-American Jockey in the State of Florida Florida Sports Figures Horse Racing Historic Firsts African-American Sports Figures Florida Historical Society
1963 NASA's Atlas Centaur 2 Is First Liquid Hydrogen-fueled Rocket Launched into Space Space Exploration Hydrogen Historic Firsts NASA
1971 The Anglican Church Ordains Its First Women Priests Anglican Church Women Historic Firsts Concordia
NASA's Mars 2 Spacecraft Enters into Orbit Around Mars Mars Space Exploration NASA

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