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This Day In History1848 – 1st US women’s rights convention held in Seneca Falls, NY, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott.

1860 – 1st railroad reaches Kansas.

1875 – Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick children, makes trial trip, NYC.

1910 – Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings.

1913 – Billboard publishes earliest known “Las Week’s 10 Best Sellers among Popular Songs” Malinda’s Wedding Day is #1.

1930 – Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica.

1939 – Dr. Roy P. Scholz is 1st surgeon to use fiberglass sutures.

1945 – USS Cod saves 51 sailors from Dutch sub in only sub-to-sub rescue.

1952 – “Paint Your Wagon” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances.

1957 – 1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada.

1962 – 1st in-flight movie shown (TWA).

1969 – Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit.

1981 – 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George.

1982 – David S. Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon.

1983 – The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.

1985 – Christa McAuliffe chosen as 1st school teacher to fly aboard the space shuttle.

1990 – Richard Nixon library opens in Yorba Linda, California.

1993 – President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions.

2009 – 138th British Golf Open: Stewart Cink shoots a 278 at Ailsa Course.

2015 – World Health Organization puts world’s Ebola death toll at 11,284.

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