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1950 The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware
1977 Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years
1572 Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia
1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched
1966 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
1731 In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st library in the north American colonies
1889 Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union
1980 Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn
1891 Granville T Woods patents electric railway
1951 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 reaches 196-1871 km around Moon
1865 US issues 1st gold certificates
1895 First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
1913 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob
1982 Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight
1824 New York City’s Fifth Avenue opens for business
1841 Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
1853 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
1869 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen
1970 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse
1805 Beethoven’s “Fidelio” premieres in Vienna
1914 US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
1979 US’s 1st artificial blood transfusion occurs at University of Minnesota Hospital
1871 Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)
1871 The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is fired
1877 Thomas Edison announces his “talking machine” invention (phonograph), the 1st machine to play and record sound