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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1609 Galileo Records His Firsts Observations of the Face of the Moon Galileo Galilei Space and Astronomy The Moon Historic Firsts National Center for Academic Research
1819 Savannah Returns to Savannah, Georgia As First Steamship to Cross the Atlantic Savannah, Georgia Steamships Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1846 Iowa's First General Assembly Meets in Iowa City Iowa General Assembly Historic Firsts Iowa State Historical Society
1877 Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme" for Cello and Orchestra Are First Performed in Moscow Tchaikovsky Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1886 Folies Bergıre Stages First Revue Paris Stage and Theater Dance Historic Firsts History Channel
1899 Hartford Electric Makes First Commercial Use of Aluminum Electrical Conductors Aluminum Electricity History of Technology Historic First Hartford Electric Company
1913 Rachmaninov Conducts the First Performance of His Choral Symphonic Poem, "The Bells," in St. Petersburg, Russia Rachmaninov Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1921 In Delaware, the Wilmington Fire Department Is First Organized with Fifty Paid Fire Fighters Wilmington, Delaware Fire Historic Firsts State of  Delaware
1947 Alaska Airlines Charter Flight Crash Lands At Seattle-Tacoma Airport Killing 9 Washington Air Disasters Death History Link
1954 Alabama Woman Is First Person in Recorded History to be Struck by a Meteorite Alabama Meteorites Historic First History Channel Alabama State Archives
1970 NASA Launches the OAO-B Automated Orbiting Astronomical Observatory B Space Exporation Spaces & Astronomy NASA
1982 Florida's African-American Legislators Organize the State's First "Black Caucus" Florida African-American Political and Social Leaders Politics Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1995 President Bill Clinton Is First U.S. President to Visit Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Bill Clinton Historic Firsts New York Times
2000 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-97) for the International Space Station Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA
John Corigliano's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Symphony No. 2 Is Firsts Performed by the Boston Symphony Boston Symphony John Corigliano Composers Historic Firsts 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Music American Public Media

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