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1743 John Fitch (Connecticut-born Steamboat Builder) John Fitch Steamboats Inventors and Inventions
1813 Wolfgang Köhler (German Psychologist) German Scientists & Mathematicians Psychology
1815 Horace Wells (Vermont-born Pioneer in the Use of Anesthesia) Vermont Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Professions Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1840 Sophia Jex-Blake (English Physician) English Scientists & Inventors Medical Professions
1855 John Browning (Utah-born Gun Designer) Utah Scientists & Inventors Inventors and Inventions Gun Control History Channel
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1892 John Couch Adams (English Astronomer; co-Discoverer of Neptune) English Scientists and Mathematicians Space & Astronomy Neptune
1799 Public Trials Begin of Edward Jenner's Smallpox Vaccination Procedure Edward Jenner Small Pox Historic Firsts London Ancestor
1855 In Springfield, Illinois, Snow and Wind Maroon Trains, Down Telegraph Lines and Close Church Services Springfield, Illinois Snow Wind Lincoln Log
1911 In Alaska, Mount Wrangell Erupts and an Earthquake Shakes Central Alaska Alaska Volcano Earthquake Alaska Historical Society
1930 Planet Pluto Is Discovered by C. M. Tombaugh at the Lovell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona Flagstaff, Arizona Space and Astronomy Pluto Greenwich Guide
1954 The First Atomic Submarine, the USS Nautilus, Is Launched at Groton, Connecticut Groton, Connecticut Submarines Historic Firsts New York Times
1959 A Tornado Strikes the Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park, Destroying 2,000 Trees Tennessee Parks Georgia Parks Tornado Trees Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park University of Georgia
1964 NASA :Launches Relay 2 Communications Satellite Equipped to Map the Trapped Radiation Belt Space Exploration Radiation NASA
1976 The Concorde Jet Begins Commercial Air Service Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel
1994 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 7 People in Indonesia, Injuring 40 injured and Damaging 550 Houses Indonesia Earthquake Death USGS
1997 In Southern Xinjiang, China, a 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills At Last 12 People, Injures 40 and Leaving 2,500 Families Homeless China Earthquake Death USGS
2003 A 22-year-old Man Is Arrested for Spreading a Worldwide Computer Virus From His Bedroom in Wales Wales Internet Crime and Security Crime BBC Wales

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