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JANUARY 29

1700 Daniel Bernoulli (Dutch-born Swiss Mathematician, Physicist) Daniel Bernoulli Swiss Scientists & Mathematicians Mathematics Physics
1901 Allen Du Mont (New York City-born Pioneer in Early Television) Allen Du Mont Inventors and Inventions Television
1927 Edward Abbey (Pennsylvania Novelist, Essayist, Environmentalist) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Earth and Environmental Sciences Florida State University Writer's Almanac History Channel
1947 Linda B. Buck (Washington-born 2004 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Science) Linda B. Buck Smell 2004 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Science
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1934 Fritz Haber (German-born 1918 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) German Scientists and Mathematicians Chemistry 1918 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
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1873 The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Is Completed from Huntington, West Virginia to Richmond, Virginia Huntingtoin, West Virginia Richmond, Virginia Railroads West Virginia State Archives
1886 Karl Benz Patents the First Successful Gasoline-driven Car German Scientists and Inventors Automobiles Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts European Automotive Hall of Fame History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1896 Chicago Researcher, Émil Grubbe, Is the First to Use Radiation to Treat Breast Cancer Chicago Women's Health Breast Cancer Radiation Historic Firsts American Cancer Society (pdf)
1902 Carnegie Institution Founded to Support Exceptional People in Every Area of Study Research Carnegie Institution
1922 Accumulated Snowfall from a Blizzard Collapses the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C., Killing 108 Washington, D.C. Stage & Theater Snow Death History Channel
1924 Carl R. Taylor of Cleveland, Ohio Receives a Patent for an Ice Cream Cone Rolling Machine Ohio Scientists and Inventors Ice Cream Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks What's Cooking America
1929 The Seeing Eye Is Incorporated Blindness Dogs Official Website
1958 63-mile-an-hour Gale-Force Winds Hit Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Winds History Link
1959 Dense Fog Brings Transportation to a Standstill in England and Wales England Wales Weather Transportation The BBC
1970 USSR Conducts Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk Kazakhstan Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1986 In Nova Scotia, U.S. Researchers Unearth the Largest Fossil Find In North American History Canada Fossils Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1990 Former Exxon Valdez Skipper Joseph Hazelwood Goes On Trial for Alaskan Oil Spill Earth and Environmental Science Alaska Naval History Law and Legal Resources New York Times
1996 France Halts Nuclear Testing France Nuclear Weapons The BBC

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