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DECEMBER 9

1879 Benjamin Delahauf Foulois (Connecticut-born Military Aviation Pioneer) Connecticut Explorers and Aviators Aviation Military History Technology and Society
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1840 Scottish Explorer David Livingstone Sets Sail on His First Journey to Africa Scottish Explorers Africa Concordia
1843 The First Christmas Cards Are Created in England and Sold for a Shilling Christmas Historic Firsts Concordia
1844 Milwaukee, Wisconsin's First Daily Newspaper, The Daily Sentinel, Is Published Milwaukee Wisconsin Journalism Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1851 Settlers Begin Loading the Ship Leonesa with King County, Washington's First Lumber Export with Shipment to San Francisco King County, Washington San Francisco Trees Naval History Business Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1900 Claude Debussy's "Nuages" and "Fêtes" Is First Performed in Paris Claude Debussy Composers Historic Firsts American Public Media
1905 Richard Strauss' Salome Is First Performed in Dresden, Germany German Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1907 Christmas Seals First Sold in Wilmington, DE to Fight Tuberculosis Delaware Christmas Tuberculosis Historic Firsts American Lung Association
1909 A Bleriot Type XI Monoplane (Single Wing) Aircraft Is First Flown in the U.S. Aviation History Historic Firsts NASA
1935 The First Heisman Trophy Is Presented to the University of Chicago's Jay Berwanger Iowa Sports Figures University of Chicago Heisman Foundation Historic First State Historical Society of Iowa
The Detroit Lions Defeat the New York Giants 26-7 to Win Their First NFL Championship Detroit Football NFL Historic First State of Michigan
1949 Vladimir Horowitz Premieres Samuel Barber's Piano Sonata in Havana, Cuba Havana, Cuba Vladimir Horowitz Samuel Barber Composers Classical Music Historic Firsts American Public Media
1961 Tanganyika (now Tanzania) Gains Its Independence from England Great Britain Tanzania African History CIA
1968 Doug Engelbart Demonstrates the First Computer Mouse at Stanford California Computer Technology Historic First Stanford
1993 Space Shuttle Astronauts Complete 5-days Repair of Hubble Space Telescope Astronauts The Hubble Telescope BBC

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