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1807 Ezra Cornell (New York-born Pioneer in the Telegraph Industry, Philanthropist, Founder of Cornell University) Ezra Cornell The Telegraph Education Cornell University
1814 James Paget (English Physician Who Discovered the Parasite That Causes Trichinosis) James Paget Health Care
1887 Aldo Leopold (Iowa-born Environmentalist) Aldo Leopold Wisconsin Scientists & Mathematicians Earth & Environmental Sciences
1895 Laurens Hammond (Illinois Inventor of the Hammond Organ) Illinois Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Organs Economics & Business Hammond Organ
1924 Roger Guillemin (French-born 1977 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) Roger Guillemin Medical Research 1977 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1988 Isidor Isaac Rabi (Austrian-born 1944 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Isidor Isaac Rabi Physics Sub-atomic Particles 1944 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1991 Carl David Anderson (New York City-born 1936 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Carl David Anderson Physics Sub-atomic Particles 1936 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1693 60,000 Die in Sicilian Earthquake Sicily Earthquakes Deaths USGS
1787 William Herschel Discovers the First Moon of Uranus: Titania William Herschel Uranus Space & Astronomy NASA
1907 The Science Museum of Minnesota Is Incorporated as the St. Paul Institute of Science and Letters Minnesota Museums Science Science Museums Science Museum of Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1935 Amelia Earhart Is First Person to Fly Solo from Hawaii to the California Hawaii California Amelia Earhart History of Aviation Historic Firsts New York Times History Channel
1951 An F2 Tornado Rips through Sunnyvale, California Sunnyvale, California Tornados City of Sunnyvale
1955 The Antibiotic Tetracycline Is Patented Patents & Trademarks Medical Research U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1962 Avalanche Engulfs Nine Peruvian Villages, Killing Four Thousand Peru Avalanches Death BBC
Temperatures Drop to Record Lows in Southern U.S. and Mexico Mexico Temperature NOAA
1964 U.S. Surgeon General Issues First Government Report on the Health Hazards of Smoking U.S. Surgeon General Tobacco Historic Firsts New York Times
1967 NASA Launches Intelsat 2B Satellite to Support Pacific Telecommunications Space Exploration Telephone Television NASA
1968 NASA Launches GEOS 2 Satellite to Assess the Earth's Shape and Gravity Field Space Exploration Earth Science NASA
1982 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes the Philippine Island of Luzon The Philippines Earthquakes USGS
1996 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on 9-day Mission Space Shuttle NASA
1997 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills One Person in Michoacan, Mexico Mexico Earthquakes Deaths USGS

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