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Ethiopia: Timket (Epiphany)
(Jan 18-20 three-day celebration of the Epiphany in accordance with the Julian calendar)
Ethiopia Religion Epiphany/Twelfth Night Ethiopian River Valley of Safaris
1775 André-Marie Ampère (French Physicist) André-Marie Ampère Physics Electricity and Magnetism
1910 Joy Adamson (Austrian Naturalist, Author) Joy Adamson Kenya Lions Authors
Helen Hoover (Ohio-born Children's Author) Ohio Authors Young-adult Authors Science
1931 David Lee (New York-born Physicist; 1996 Nobel Laureate for Physics) David Lee Physics Helium 1996 Nobel Laureate for Physics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1907 Dmitr Mendeleev (Russian Organizer of the Periodic Table of Elements) Dimtri Mendeleev Chemistry The Periodic Table
1857 William Kelly Patents the Blast Furnace for Manufacturing Steel William Kelly Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Iron USPTO
1874 U.S. Patent #146,697 for A "Steam Lubricator" Is Issued to E.J. McCoy Elijah McCoy Patents and Trademarks African-American History St. Louis Public Library
1949 Truman's Inaugural Speech Calls for Technical & Scientific Foreign Aid President Harry Truman Science Farming and Agriculture Cold War History Channel
1970 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills One on Japan's Island of Hokkaido Hokkaido, Japan Earthquakes Death USGS
1977 Floridians See Snow as Far South as Dade County Dade County, Florida Snow Florida Historical Society
1982 A 3-day Snowstorm Begins That Will Drop 3' of Snow on the Minnesota Twin Cities Minnesota Snow Minnesota Historical Society
1986 NASA Researchers Discover Uranus Moons Cordelia & Ophelia Uranus NASA
1998 Researchers Engineer Two Cloned Calves to Produce High-protein Milk Cows Genetics Cloning Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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