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    • Apollo 11

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    • Debuts

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    • European Parliament election, 1979

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    • List of directorial debuts

    • This is a list of film directorial debuts in chronological order. The films and dates referred to are a director's first commercial theatrical release. Notes: ♦ Indicates where a director has created other earlier works for television # Indicates when a director's earlier work is uncredited † Indicates wh ... Read »


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    • 1896 Summer Olympics

    • Games of the I Olympiad

      The 1896 Summer Olympics (Modern Greek: Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896, Therinoí Olympiakoí Agó̱nes 1896), officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. Organised by the ... Read »


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    • 1896 World Figure Skating Championships

    • 1896 World Figure Skating Championships

      The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. The first competition took place on February 9, 1896, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. In 1895, the International Skating Uni ... Read »


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    • 1903 World Series

    • 1903 World Series

      The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League in a best-of-nine series, with Boston prevailing five games to three, winning the last four. Pittsburg pitcher Sam ... Read »


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    • 1905 Australasian Championships

    • 1905 Australasian Championships

      The 1905 Australasian Championships was a tennis tournament played on Grass courts in Melbourne, Australia at Warehouseman's Cricket Ground. The tournament took place from 17 November through 27 November 1905. It was the inaugural edition of the Australasian Championships and consisted of a men's singles and men's doub ... Read »


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    • 1914 Stanley Cup Finals

    • The 1914 Stanley Cup Finals was a series between the , champions of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA), and the Toronto Hockey Club, champions of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The Torontos defeated the Aristocrats in three games to win the best-of-five series. It was the first officially sanctioned se ... Read »


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    • 1920 NFL playoffs

    • The 1920 APFA season was the inaugural season of the American Professional Football Association—renamed the National Football League in 1922. The league was formed on August 20, 1920, by independent professional American football teams from Ohio, all of whom had previously played in the Ohio League or New York Pro ... Read »


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    • 1924 Winter Olympics

    • I Olympic Winter Games

      The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games (French: Les Iers Jeux olympiques d'hiver), were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Originally called Semaine Internationale des Sports d'Hiver ("International Winter Sports Week") and held in association with t ... Read »


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    • 1924–25 Allsvenskan


    • 1930 FIFA World Cup


    • 1938 World Men's Handball Championship


    • 1939 NCAA Basketball Tournament

    • The 1939 NCAA Basketball Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. It was the first NCAA basketball national championship tournament, although it was operated by the NABC at the time. The tournament began on March 17 and ended with ... Read »


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    • 1941 Svenska Cupen

    • 1941 Svenska Cupen

      Svenska Cupen 1941 was the first season of the main Swedish football Cup. The competition was concluded on 26 October 1941 with the Final, held at RÃ¥sunda Stadium, Solna in . Helsingborgs IF won the final 3-1 against IK Sleipner before an attendance of 10,763 spectators. For other results see SFS-Bolletinen - M ... Read »


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    • 1947 NBA Finals

    • The 1947 BAA Finals was the championship round of playoffs following the inaugural Basketball Association of America 1946–47 season. The Philadelphia Warriors of the Eastern Division faced the Chicago Stags of the Western Division for the inaugural championship, with Philadelphia having home court advantage. Hall ... Read »


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    • 1947 NCAA Baseball Tournament

    • The 1947 NCAA Baseball Tournament was the first NCAA-sanctioned baseball tournament that determined a national champion. The tournament was held as the conclusion of the 1947 NCAA baseball season. The 1947 College World Series was played at Hyames Field on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michiga ... Read »


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    • 1948 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament


    • 1950 Southern 500

    • 1950 Southern Five-Hundred

      The 1950 Southern Five-Hundred was considered to be the inaugural Southern Five-Hundred (shortened in 1951 to Southern 500) of the NASCAR Grand National event that took place September 4, 1950, at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. It was responsible for turning the Southern 500 into the biggest racing e ... Read »


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    • 1953 British Mount Everest expedition

    • The 1953 British Mount Everest expedition was the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest, and the first confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit on Friday, 29 May 1953. Led by Colonel John Hunt, it was organized and financed by the Joint ... Read »


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    • 1957 Bandy World Championship

    • 1957 Bandy World Championship

      The 1957 Bandy World Championship was contested among three men's bandy playing nations and was the first ever Bandy World Championship. Norway declined to take part due to the Soviet invasion of Hungary the year before. The championship was played in Finland from 28 February to 3 March 1957. The Soviet Union became c ... Read »


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    • 1959 Daytona 500

    • 1959 Daytona 500

      The 1959 First Annual 500 Mile NASCAR International Sweepstakes at Daytona (now known as the 1959 Inaugural Daytona 500) was the second race of the 1959 NASCAR Grand National (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) season. It was held on February 22, 1959, in front of 41,921 spectators. It was the first race held at the ... Read »


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    • 1960 World 600

    • 1960 World 600

      The 1960 World 600 was the inaugural running of the World 600, a NASCAR Grand National Series event. It was run on June 19, 1960 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. It was NASCAR's first 600-mile race and it was the longest NASCAR race distance in terms of miles. Joe Lee Johnson was the winner o ... Read »


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    • 1969 Texas 500

    • 1969 Texas 500

      Coordinates: 30°32′13″N 96°13′16″W / 30.537°N 96.221°W / 30.537; -96.221 The 1969 Texas 500 was a NASCAR Grand National Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) event that was held on December 7, 1969, at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas. Souvenir r ... Read »


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    • 1971 Miller High Life 500

    • The 1971 Miller High Life 500 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) event that took place at Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California. The race car drivers still had to commute to the races using the same stock cars that competed in a typical weekend's race through a policy of hom ... Read »


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    • 1975–76 Elitserien season


    • 1979 Texas 400

    • 1979 Texas 400

      The 1979 Texas 400 was a NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) race that took place on June 3, 1979, at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas. By the following season, NASCAR had completely stopped tracking the year model of all the vehicles and most teams did not take stock cars to ... Read »


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    • 1982 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament


    • 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup


    • 1994 Brickyard 400

    • 1994 Inaugural Brickyard 400

      The inaugural Brickyard 400 was held on Saturday, August 6, 1994, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race marked the nineteenth race of the 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. It was first race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway besides the Indianapolis 500 since the Harvest Classic in 1916. The race featu ... Read »


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    • 1996 Men's World Floorball Championships


    • 1997 Women's World Floorball Championships


    • 1999 Pennzoil 400

    • 1999 Pennzoil 400

      The 1999 Pennzoil 400 Presented by Kmart was an inaugural NASCAR Winston Cup Series race held on November 14, 1999 at Homestead Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 33rd race of the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. Tony Stewart of Joe Gibbs ... Read »


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    • 2004 Women's Bandy World Championship


    • 2007–08 Elitserien (bandy)


    • American Idol (season 1)

    • American Idol (season 1)

      The first season of American Idol premiered on June 11, 2002 (under the full title American Idol: The Search for a Superstar) and continued until September 4, 2002. It was won by Kelly Clarkson. This season was co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman, the latter of whom left the show after the season ended. The ... Read »


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    • First ascent

    • In climbing, a first ascent (abbreviated to FA in guidebooks) is the first successful, documented attainment of the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. First ascents are notable because they entail genuine exploration, with greater risks, challenges, and recognition than climbing a ro ... Read »


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    • Bhutanese National Assembly election, 2008

    • Bhutanese general election, 2008

      Kinzang DorjiNonpartisan Jigme ThinleyDPT National Assembly elections were held in Bhutan for the first time on 24 March 2008. Two parties were registered by the Election Commission of Bhutan to contest the election: the Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party (DPT, for Druk Phuensum Tshogpa), which was formed by the merge ... Read »


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    • Canadian cricket team in the United States in 1844

    • The Canadian cricket team in the United States in 1844 was the first international team to travel to another country and the match between the two national sides that year, billed as "United States of America versus the British Empire's Canadian Province", was the first official international cricket match. The match t ... Read »


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    • European Parliament election, 1979


    • Eurovision Song Contest 1956

    • Eurovision Song Contest 1956

      The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the debut edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Teatro Kursaal in Lugano, Switzerland on Thursday 24 May. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union, the pan-European music competition was inspired by the Italian Sanremo Music Festival. Lohengrin Filipello hosted the ... Read »


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    • Explorer 1

    • Explorer 1

      Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States, launched as part of its participation in the International Geophysical Year. The mission followed the first two satellites the previous year; the Soviet Union's Sputnik 1 and 2, beginning the Cold War Space Race between the two nations. Explorer 1 was launched o ... Read »


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    • 1871–72 FA Cup


    • 1888–89 Football League


    • Gemini 4

    • Gemini IV

      Gemini 4 (officially Gemini IV) was the second manned space flight in NASA's Project Gemini, occurring in June 1965. It was the tenth manned American spaceflight (including two X-15 flights at altitudes exceeding 100 kilometers (54 nmi)). Astronauts James McDivitt and Edward H. White, II circled the Earth 66 times ... Read »


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    • Idol 2004 (Sweden)

    • Idol 2004 (Sweden)

      The first season of Sweden's Idol premiered in August 2004 and continued until its grand finale on 26 November, when 26-year-old Daniel Lindström from UmeÃ¥ was crowned winner. Auditions were held in the Swedish cities of , Gothenburg, Malmö, UmeÃ¥ and Karlstad during the spring of 2004. Top 40 Format: ... Read »


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    • Lockheed Vega

    • Lockheed Vega

      The Lockheed Vega is an American six-passenger high-wing monoplane airliner built by the Lockheed Corporation starting in 1927. It became famous for its use by a number of record-breaking pilots who were attracted to the rugged and very long-range design. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic single ... Read »


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    • Luna 2

    • Luna 2 (Rus. Moon 2/Луна 2)

      Luna 2 (E-1A series) or Lunik 2 was the second of the Soviet Union's Luna programme spacecraft launched to the Moon. It was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the Moon, and the first man-made object to land on another celestial body. On September 14, 1959, it successfully impacted east of Mare Imbrium near th ... Read »


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    • Maiden flight

    • The maiden flight of an aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground under its own power. This is similar to a ship's maiden voyage. The first flight of a new aircraft type is always a historic occasion for the type and can be quite emotional for those involved. In the early days of aviation i ... Read »


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    • Maiden voyage

    • The maiden voyage of a ship, aircraft or other craft is the first journey made by the craft after shakedown. A number of traditions and superstitions are associated with it. ... Read »


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    • Mercury-Atlas 6

    • Mercury-Atlas 6

      Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was the third human spaceflight for the U.S. and part of Project Mercury. Conducted by NASA on February 20, 1962, the mission was piloted by astronaut John Glenn, who performed three orbits of the Earth, making him the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth. The Mercury spacecraft, named Frie ... Read »


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    • Mercury-Redstone 3

    • Mercury-Redstone 3

      Spacecraft name as painted on the capsule sideAlan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. Mercury-Redstone 3, or Freedom 7, was the first United States human spaceflight, on May 5, 1961, piloted by astronaut Alan Shepard. It was the first manned flight of Project Mercury, the objective of which was to put an astronaut into orbit aroun ... Read »


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    • William H. Nicholson

    • William H. Nicholson (1869-1911) was the first African American fireman in the New York City Fire Department. He was assigned to Engine Company 6 and detailed to the veterinary department to feed the horses and shovel manure. William H. Nicholson was born in 1869 in Virginia. He migrated to New York City and worked as ... Read »


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    • Season premiere

    • A season premiere is the first episode of a new season of an established television show. In the United States, many season premieres are aired in the fall time or, for mid-season replacements, either in the spring or late winter. In countries such as Australia and the UK a season premiere can be broadcast at any time ... Read »


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    • Spirit of St. Louis

    • Spirit of St. Louis

      The Spirit of St. Louis (Registration: N-X-211) is the custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France, for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize. Lin ... Read »


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    • Sputnik 1

    • Sputnik 1

      Sputnik 1 (/ˈspʌtnɪk/; Russian: Спутник-1 [ˈsputnʲɪk] "Satellite-1", or ПС-1 ["PS-1", i.e., Russian: Простейший Спутник-1, Prosteyshiy Sputnik-1, "Elementary Satellite 1"]) was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Sovie ... Read »


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    • Sputnik 2

    • Sputnik 2

      Sputnik 2 (Russian pronunciation: [ˈsputʲnʲɪk], Russian: Спутник-2, Satellite 2), or Prosteyshiy Sputnik 2 (PS-2, Russian: Простейший Спутник 2, Elementary Satellite 2) was the second spacecraft launched into Earth orbit, on 3 Novemb ... Read »


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    • STS-1

    • STS-1

      STS-1 (Space Transportation System-1) was the first orbital spaceflight of NASA's Space Shuttle program. The first orbiter, Columbia, launched on 12 April 1981 and returned on 14 April, 54.5 hours later, having orbited the Earth 37 times. Columbia carried a crew of two – mission commander John W. Young and pilot ... Read »


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    • STS-7

    • STS-7

      STS-7 was NASA's seventh Space Shuttle mission, and the second mission for the Space Shuttle Challenger. During the mission, Challenger deployed several satellites into orbit. The shuttle launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 18, 1983, and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on June 24. STS-7 was notable for carryi ... Read »


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    • STS-116

    • STS-116

      STS-116 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery. Discovery lifted off on 9 December 2006 at 20:47:35 EST. A previous launch attempt on 7 December had been canceled due to cloud cover. It was the first night launch of a space shuttle since STS-113 in Novemb ... Read »


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    • Super Bowl I

    • Super Bowl I

      The first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, known retroactively as Super Bowl I and referred to in some contemporaneous reports, including the game's radio broadcast, as the Super Bowl, was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The N ... Read »


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    • Television pilot

    • A television pilot (also known as a pilot or a pilot episode and sometimes marketed as a tele-movie) is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television network. At the time of its creation, the pilot is meant to be the testing ground to gauge whether a series will be successful ... Read »


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    • United States House of Representatives elections, 1788 and 1789

    • United States House of Representatives elections, 1788-89

      None Frederick MuhlenbergPro-Administration Elections to the United States House of Representatives for the 1st Congress were held in 1788 and 1789, coinciding with the election of George Washington as first President of the United States. The dates and methods of election were set by the states. Actual political par ... Read »


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    • United States presidential election, 1788–89


    • Voskhod 2

    • Voskhod 2

      Voskhod 2 (Russian: Восход-2)(English: Sunrise-2) was a Soviet manned space mission in March 1965. The Vostok-based Voskhod 3KD spacecraft with two crew members on board, Pavel Belyayev and Alexey Leonov, was equipped with an inflatable airlock. It established another milestone in space explorati ... Read »


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    • Vostok 1

    • Vostok 1

      Yuri Gagarin in Sweden Vostok 1 (Russian: Восто́к-1, East 1 or Orient 1) was the first spaceflight of the Vostok programme and the first manned spaceflight in history. The Vostok 3KA space capsule was launched on April 12, 1961 from Baikonur Cosmodrome with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, making h ... Read »


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    • Vostok 6

    • Vostok 6

      Valentina Tereshkova, first female cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union, 1969. Vostok 6 (Russian: Восток-6, Orient 6 or East 6) was the first human spaceflight to carry a woman, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, into space. The spacecraft was launched on June 16, 1963. While Vostok 5 had been dela ... Read »


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    • Wright Flyer

    • Wright Flyer

      The Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer) was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft. It was designed and built by the Wright brothers. They flew it four times on December 17, 1903, near Kill Devil Hills, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, US. Today ... Read »


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