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JANUARY 2

1727 Johann, Daniel Titius (Polish Astronomer and Physicist Who Developed the Titius-Bode Law for Planetary Orbits) Polish Scientists & Mathematicians Space and Astronomy The Solar System
1803 Charles Thurber (Massachusetts-born Inventors of an Ancestor to the Typewriter) Massachusetts Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Invetions Technology and Society
1822 Rudolf Clausius (German Mathematical Physicist: Pioneer in Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory of Gases) German Scientists & Mathematicians Physics
1941 Donald Keck (Michigan-born co-Inventor of Optical Fiber) Donald Keck Physics Light Inventors and Inventions
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1882 John D. Rockefeller Forms the Standard Oil Trust John D. Rockefeller Monopolies Standard Oil History Channel
1919 Electric Streetcar Service Begins in Tacoma, Washington Tacoma, Washington Transportation Electricity Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1942 U.S. Navy Opens a Blimp Base in Lakehurst, New Jersey Lakehurst, New Jersey Blimps History Channel
1967 South African Surgeon, Dr Christian Barnard, Performs Second Heart Transplant One Month After His First Christian Barnard Heart Transplants South African History
To Force Fuel Conservation, President Nixon Signs Federal Law Lowering All National Highway Speed Limits to 55 mph President Richard Nixon Automotives Energy History Channel
1975 U.S. Patent Office Is Renamed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office U.S. Government Patents and Trademarks USPTO
1983 Zenith Announces It Will Switch Video Production from Beta to VHS Zenith Television Inventors and Invetions Technology and Society
1999 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Sichuan, China China Earthquakes USGS

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