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Battle of Bunker HillBattle of Bunker Hill
Fought on June 17, 1775, the first major battle of the Revolutionary War actually took place on Breed's Hill, across the Charles River from Boston. Although the British ultimately won the batle, the Americans experienced a boost in morale.
Frank Borman
Frank Frederick Borman II
commanded Gemini VII, the first manned mission to include a space orbital rendezvous, and Apollo VIII, the first manned mission to orbit the Moon.
Echo 1
Echo 1
was the world's first communications satellite capable of relaying signals. Launched from Cape Canaveral on August 12, 1960, it relayed the first live voice communication via satellite, the first coast-to-coast telephone call, and the first image transmitted via satellite. One of its receiving antennas also picked up the first solid evidence of the Big Bang.
Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic
began as a private practice run by Dr. William Worrall Mayo and his sons William James and Charles Horace. As their practice grew they took on other doctors as partners, and within less than ten years they had developed the world's first "integrated group practice system," in which physicians from a number of specialties work out of a common facility with a common medical records system.
Cordell Hull
Cordell Hull
served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 22 years before becoming the longest serving Secretary of State in U.S. history. In the latter position he was a major force in the creation of the United Nations, and he was rewarded for that work with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945.
Egas Moniz
Egas Moniz
was the developer of cerebral angiography, the use of radioactive tracers and x-rays to locate brain tumors. He also pioneered the prefontal lobotomy as a treatment for schizophrenia, paranoia, and other mental disorders. The latter work earned him a share of the 1949 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine.

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