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1850: The U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment. 1895: French microbiologist Louis Pasteur, who developed the pasteurization process for milk preservation and developed the rabies vaccine, died. 1924: Two U.S. Army Air Service DT-2 planes landed in Seattle, WA, after completing the first round-the-world flight in 175 days. 1925: Supercomputer pioneer Seymour Cray was born. 1938: Charles Duryea, who along with his brother built the first commercially sold automobiles, died. 1953: Astronomer Edwin Hubbell died. 1955: The World Series was televised in color for the first time. 1980: Carl Sagan's 13-part "Cosmos" premiered on PBS (see on Google Video). 1989: Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter Debernardi were the first duo ever to survive going over the 176-foot-high Niagara Falls in the same barrel. 1997: The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was held in New York City, NY, and officially debuted the DVD format.