Famous First Facts

Famous First Facts

A Record of First Happenings, Discoveries, and Inventions in American History

Book - 1997
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Provides an alphabetical listing of American firsts, from the first abdominal operation to the first zoo with twilight conditions

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American history researcher Kane (formerly, a researcher for "The $64,000 Question" and other quiz shows) provides a handy alphabetical reference on first happenings, discoveries, and inventions from 10,000 BCE, the date of the earliest human artifacts found in America to 1997 the year which witnessed the first female Secretary of State, the first space burial, the first kosher cyber cafe, and the Dow Jones topping 7,000 points. Indexed by subject, year, day, name, and geographical area. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : H.W. Wilson, 1997
Edition: 5th ed
ISBN: 9780824209308
Characteristics: xxix, 1122 p. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Anzovin, Steven
Podell, Janet


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