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DECEMBER 11

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1833 The Green Bay Intelligencer, Wisconsin's First Newspaper, Begins Publication Green Bay, Wisconsin Journalism Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1844 In Hartford, Connecticut, Nitrous Oxide Is First Used in as a Medical Anesthetic to Extract a Tooth Hartford, Connecticut Medical Research Historic Firsts Puierre Fouchard Academy
1872 Buffalo Bill Cody Makes His First Stage Appearance Buffalo Bill Cody Stage & Theater History Channel
Acting Governor of Louisiana, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, Is America's First African-American Governor. Louisiana Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Historic Firsts New York Times
1873 Johannes Brahms' String Quartet in c, Op. 51, no. 1 Is First Performed in Vienna, Austria by the Hellmesberger Quartet Vienna, Austria Johannes Brahms Composers Historic First American Public Media
1882 Boston's Bijou Theater Opens as the First to be Illuminated with Electric Lights Massachusetts Stage & Theater The Light Bulb Historic First Cinema Treasures
1964 NASA Launches Atlas Centaur 4 Development Rocket Space Exploration NASA
1967 A Prototype of the Concorde Jet Is Displayed in Toulouse, France France Aviation History Guardian
1970 NASA Launches NOAA 1 Satellite for Weather Analysis and Forecasting Space Exploration Meteorology NASA
1972 NASA Launches Nimbus 5 Satellite for Collection of Global Meteorological and Geological Data Space Exploration Earth Science Meteorology NASA
1998 NASA Launches Mars Climate Orbiter Mars Space Exploration NASA

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