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1876 Walter Adams (American Astronomer) Walter Adams Astronomy
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1812 Sacajawea (Shoshone Indian Who Helped to Guide the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery) Sacajawea Lewis & Clark Expedition
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1606 Virginia Company Expedition to America Sets Sail from London Great Britian Jamestown Naval History Library of Congress
1843 In Central Oregon, Abert Rim and Lake Abert Are Discovered by Lt. John Fremont Oregon North American Explorers Lakes SalemOregon.com
1849 Democrat Peter H. Burnett Is Inaugurated as California's First State Governor California Historic Firsts State of California
1946 Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life Premieres in New York City Starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed Film Historic Firsts The Internet Movie Database Merriam-Webster
1999 NASA Launches the ACRIM3 Satellite to Monitor Variability of Solar Irradiance Space Exploration The Sun NOAA

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