On this day in America in 1790, Chief Justice John Jay presided over the first meeting of the United States Supreme Court. Also on this day in America in 1951, viewers tuned into the first telecast of a nuclear explosion at a U.S. Nevada test sight. Also on this day in America in 1878, the first woman to ever be elected to the United States senate, Hattie Caraway was born in Bakerville, Tennessee. Lastly on this day in America in 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart and burned while re-entering the earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board.
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