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DECEMBER 28

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1784 Empress of China, the First American Ship to Go to China, Begins Its Return from Guangzhou China Naval History International Trade Historic Firsts Asian History
1869 The Knights of Labor Union of Tailors in Philadelphia Holds the First Labor Day Ceremonies in American History Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Labor Historic Firsts History Channel
1895 Auguste and Louis Lumiére Open the First Movie Theater at the Grand Café in Paris Auguste Lumiére Film Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac History Channel
1897 Edmond Rostand's Play, ''Cyrano de Bergerac,'' Is Premiered in Paris, France Paris, France Plays Historic Firsts New York Times
1926 The First Producing Oil Well in Ector County, Texas Is Brought in on the W. E. Connell Ranch Ector County, Texas Business Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1958 In Professional Football's First Overtime Game, the Baltimore Colts Defeat the New York Giants for the NFL Championship Baltimore New York City Sports Figures Football National Football League Historic Firsts New York Times
1981 Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the First American Test-Tube Baby, Is Born in Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Medical Research Child Advocacy Historic Firsts New York Times

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