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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1847 Marcus Whitman (New York-born Physician, Missionary, Pioneer of the Washington Territory) New York Pioneers and Explorers Washington Religion Cayuse Indians Concordia
1777 San Josť, California Is Founded by Josť Joaquin Moraga as the First Townsite in Spanish Alta California San Josť, California Hispanic Heritage Official Website Learn California
1780 Congregational Church (CT) Certifies Lemuel Hayes As Its First African-American Minister Connecticut Religion African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts Concordia
1814 The Times of London First Newspaper to be Steam Printed Journalism History of Technology Historic Firsts
1848 Over 1,000 Attend a Performance of As You Like It as the Inaugural Event of Milwaukee, Wisconsin's New Opera House Milwaukee, Wisconsin As You Like It Plays Historic Firsts Wisaconsin Historical Society
1862 Johannes Brahms' First Performs His Piano Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 26 in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Johannes Brahms Classical Musicians Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1879 Johannes Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Is First Performed in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria Johannes Brahms Classical Musicians Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1890 Navy Wins First Army-Navy Game 24-0 at West Point, NY New York Football Historic Firsts New York Times Merriam-Webster
1929 Commander Richard E. Byrd and Crew of Three First to Fly over South Pole Richard Byrd Antarctica Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel
1944 Dr. Alfred Blalock (Johns Hopkins) Performs the Successful "Blue Baby" Operation Georgia Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Child Health Care The Heart Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1951 U.S. Conducts Its First Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Historic Firsts Center for Study of Technology and Society
1961 Enos the Chimp Orbits the Earth Twice & Returns Aboard Mercury-Atlas 5 Spacecraft Space Exploration Primates NASA
1963 LBJ Renames Florida's Launch Operations Center to Kennedy Space Center Florida Lyndon Johnson John F. Kennedy NASA Florida Historical Society
Canadian Airliner Crashes Near Montreal Killing All 118 Aboard Canada Air Disasters Death BBC
1985 Astronaut Hand-launches Satellite from Space Shuttle Atlantis Space Shuttle NASA

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