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1890 Rolla Neil Harger (Kansas-born Biochemist; Inventor of the Alcohol Breath Analyzer) Kansas Scientists & Mathematicians Biochemistry Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1892 Albert Schweitzer (German Musician, Theologian, Physician; 1952 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Albert Schweitzer Gabon Medicine Religion Classical Music 1952 Nobel Laureate for Peace
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1742 Edmund Halley (English Astronomer; Namesake of Halley's Comet I) Edmund Halley Astronomy Comets Greenwich Guide
1978 Kurt Gödel (Austrian Mathematician) Kurt Gödel Mathematics
1874 The Florida Medical Association Is Founded in the Jacksonville Office of Dr. Abel Seymour Baldwin Jacksonville, Florida Medicine Florida Medical Association Florida Historical Society
1892 Pensacola, Florida Reports 0.4" of Snow Pensacola, Florida Snow Florida Historical Society
1907 A 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Over 800 People in Jamaica Jamaica Earthquakes Death USGS
1958 Television Wales and the West (TWW) Commercial Television Begins in Wales Wales Media Television BBC
1967 Earthquake Kills 231 in Sicily Sicily Earthquakes Death
1968 Canada's Most Famous Tree, a Silver Maple on Laing Street in Toronto, Loses a Limb in an Ice Storm Toronto, Canada Trees CBC
1969 Soviets Launch Soyuz 4 to Dock with Soyuz 5 and Return in 3 Days Soviet Space Program Space Exploration NASA
1978 A 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 21 People in Japan Japan Earthquakes Death USGS
1994 President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin Sign Nuclear Weapons Accords Boris Yeltsin President Bill Clinton Nuclear Weapons Historic World Documents New York Times
1997 Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson Declares a Winter Storm State of Emergency Minnesota Political and Social Leaders Snow Wind Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
2000 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 7 People, Injures 2,528, Leaves, 92,479 Homeless and Destroys More Than 41,000 Houses in China's Yunnan Province. China Earthquakes Death USGS
2005 European Space Agency Probe Descends to the Surface of Saturn's Moon, Titan Space Exploration Saturn European Space Agency New York Times

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