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1865 Sherman's Union Forces Sweep through Confederate Resistance at Averasborough, North Carolina Averasborough, North Carolina William Tecumseh Sherman Battle at Averasborough, North Carolina History Channel
1910 Barney Oldfield Establishes New Land Speed Record (131.7mph) at Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona, Florida Barney Oldfield Auto Racing Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1966 Astronaut Neil Armstrong Makes His First Flight into Space Aboard the Gemini 8 Spacecraft, Docking with Gemini Agena Target Vehicle Neil Armstrong Space Exploration NASA Ohio Historical Society

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