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1899 Max Theiler (South African-born 1951 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) South African Scientists & Mathematicians Yellow Fever 1951 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1925 Douglas Engelbart (Oregon-born Inventor of the Computer Mouse) Douglas Engelbart Inventors and Inventions History of Computer Technology
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1948 Orville Wright (Ohio-born Aviation Pioneer) Ohio Scientists & Inventors Orville Wright
1991 John Bardeen (Wisconsin co-Inventor of the Transistor: 1956 and 1972 Nobel Laureate for Physics) John Bardeen William Shockley History of Technology 1956 Nobel Laureate for Physics 1972 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1831 Surveying of Arkansas' Southern Boundary Line Is Completed Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1883 Patent Is Issued for the Cash Register Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Business U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1901 The Arkansas Legislature Approves the Apple Blossom as the State Flower Arkansas Botany Arkansas History Commission
1953 Surge Tide Floods England's East Coast England Oceans Flooding Greenwich Guide
1957 University of Minnesota Surgeon, C. Walton Lillehei, Makes First Clinical Use of a Heart Pacemaker Minnesota Scientists and Mathematicians The Heart Historic Firsts University of Minnesota Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
1961 In His First State of the Union Address, President Kennedy Invites All Countries to Cooperate in Space President John F. Kennedy Space Exploration National Archives and Records Administration
1966 New Market, Alabama Experiences Coldest Temperature in the State's Recorded History (-27F) Montgomery, Alabama Temperature Historic Firsts Alabama Archives
1973 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 52 Near Coast of Michoacan, Mexico Mexico Earthquakes Death USGS
1974 USSR Performs Underground Nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakhstan The Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1979 NASA Launches (SCATHA) to Investigate Electrical Charging of Spacecraft at High Altitude Space Exploration Static Electricity NASA
1992 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) Completes 8-day Microgravity Lab Mission The Space Shuttle STS-42 NASA
1995 National Institutes of Health Announces Drug Treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Anemia Blood African-American Health National Institutes of Health

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