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DECEMBER 23

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1672 French Astronomer Giovanni Cassini Discovers the Saturn Moon Rhea Giovanni Cassini Space And Astronomy Saturn NASA USGS
1829 Prince Paul Wilhelm of Wurttemberg, Germany Leaves St. Louis Beginning the 2nd of His 3 Explorations of the American West German Explorers St. Louis, Missouri North American Explorers Westward Expansion History Channel
1836 In Macon, the Georgia Female College (Wesleyan College) Is the First Female College Chartered by an American State Macon, Georgia Education Women Historic Firsts Wesleyan College University of Georgia
1847 In Wisconsin, The First Baptist Church of Madison Is Organized Madison, Wisconsin Religion Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1912 Keystone Pictures Releases Its First "Keystone Kop" Movie, Directed by Mack Sennett Film Historic Firsts Internet Movie Database History Channel
1922 The World's First Regular Entertainment Radio Broadcasts Are Transmitted by the British Broadcasting Corporation British Media Radio Historic Firsts BBC Historic UK
1986 Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager Land in California, Completing the First non-Stop Flight Around the World Without Refueling California Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times

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