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1906 Peter Goldmark (Hungarian-American Physicist, Engineer, Inventor) Hungarian Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Space Exploration The Phonograph Television
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1620 First English Newspaper, New Tydings Out of Italie, Is Published In Amsterdam The Netherlands Journalism Historic Firsts NYU
1737 John Wesley Sails from Georgia to Charleston and on to England English Political and Social Leaders Georgia Charleston, South Carolina Colonial History Religous Leaders and Theologians University of Georgia
1816 Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Opens As First U.S. Savings Bank Pennsylvania Business & Economics Historic Firsts New York Times
1830 In Lenawee County, Michigan, Elizabeth Chandler Organizes the State's First Antislavery Society Lenawee County, Michigan Abolition Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1857 The First Minnesota State Legislature Convenes, Five Months Before the State Is Admitted to the Union Minnesota State Legislature Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1858 In Minnesota, the St. Anthony Falls' Falls Evening News First Applies the Term "Land of Lakes" to the State Minnesota Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1877 Camille Saint-SaŽns' Opera "Samson et Dalila" Is First Performed at the Hoftheater in Weimar Germany Camille Saint-SaŽns Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1883 Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 3 is First Performed Publicly with the Vienna Philharmonic Vienna Philharmonic Johannes Brahms Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1886 Johannes Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 100 is First Performed in Vienna Vienna Johannes Brahms Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1901 Gillette Patents First Safety Razor with Double-edged Disposable Blade Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Gillette Historic Firsts
1902 The First V-8 Engine Is Patented Automobiles Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1927 Fox Movietone Newsreel Is First Sound Movie Shown in Seattle, Washington Washington Film Sound Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1934 Pyrex Glass Poured for First 200" Telescope Mirror (Mt. Palomar Observatory) Astronomy Glass Historic Firsts Mount Palomar Observatory
1939 Airliner from Chicago Is First Airplane to Land at New York's LaGuardia Airport New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1942 First Controlled Self-sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction: University of Chicago Chicago The Manhattan Project Enrico Fermi Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1949 BelŠ Bartůk's Viola Concerto Is Posthumously Premiered by Violist William Primrose and the Minneapolis Symphony Minnesota Orchestra BelŠ  Bartůk Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1957 First Consumer Electricity Generated from Nuclear Power (Shippingport, PA) Pennsylvania Nuclear Energy Historic Firsts Federation of American Scientists
1969 First Commercial 747 Jumbo Jet Flight Made from Seattle to New York City Washington State New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1971 Unmanned Soviet Spacecraft Mars 3 Lands on Mars Soviet Union Space Exploration Mars
1982 First Permanent Artificial Heart Successfully Implanted in Patient Barney Clark The Heart Medical Research History of Technology Historic Firsts New York Times
1988 Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-27) Is Launched for 4-day Department of Defense Mission Space Shuttle NASA
1989 NASA's Solar Max Mission (SMM) Satellite Re-enters the Earth's Atmosphere Space Exploration The Sun NASA
1990 Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-35) Is Launched for 8-day Astronomical Mission Space Shuttle Space & Astronomy NASA
1992 Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-53) Is Launched for 7-day Department of Defense Mission Space Shuttle NASA
1993 Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-61) Is Launched for 11-day Hubble Servicing Mission Space Shuttle Hubble Telescope NASA
1995 The SOHO (Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) Is Launched into Orbit Space Exploration The Sun ESA
1999 Northern Ireland Cabinet of Protestants & Catholics Meets for First Time Northern Ireland Religion Historic Firsts CNN

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