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1844 Stanley Granville Hall (Massachusetts-born "Father of Psychology in America") Massachusetts Scientists Psychology Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1896 Alfonso Caso y Andrade (Mexican Archaeologist Who Explored the Early Oaxacan cultures ) Mexican Scientists & Mathematicians Archaeology Hispanic Heritage
1905 Emilio Segrč (Italian-born 1959 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Italian Scientists & Mathematicians Physics 1959 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1952 Roger Y. Tsien (New York City-born Asian-American 2008 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Roger Y. Tsien Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) Asian-American Scientists & Mathematicians 2008 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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1650 René Descartes (French Philosopher, Mathematician) René Descartes Mathematics Philosophy
1958 Clinton Davisson (Illinois-born 1937 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Illinois Scientists and Mathematicians Physics 1937 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1976 Werner Karl Heisenberg (German-born 1932 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Werner Karl Heisenberg Physics Quantum Mechanics 1932 Nobel Laureate for Physics
George Hoyt Whipple (New Hampshire-born 1934 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) New Hampshire Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research 1934 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
2003 Rick Husband (Texas-born Astronaut: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster) Texas Explorers and Astronauts NASA Astronauts Space Shuttle <I>Columbia</I> Disaster
William McCool (California-born Astronaut: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster) California Explorers and Astronauts NASA Astronauts Space Shuttle <I>Columbia</I> Disaster
Kalpana Chawla (Indian Astronaut: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster) Indian Explorers and Astronauts NASA Astronauts Space Shuttle <I>Columbia</I> Disaster
David Brown (Virginia-born Astronaut: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster) Virginia Explorers and Astronauts NASA Astronauts Space Shuttle <I>Columbia</I> Disaster
Laurel Clark (Iowa-born Astronaut: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster) Iowa Explorers and Astronauts NASA Astronauts Space Shuttle <I>Columbia</I> Disaster
Ilan Ramon (Israeli Astronaut: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster) Israel Explorers and Astronauts NASA Astronauts Space Shuttle <I>Columbia</I> Disaster
Michael Anderson (New York-born African-American Astronaut: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster) Michael Anderson NASA Astronauts Space Shuttle <I>Columbia</I> Disaster African-American Explorers
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1788 State of Georgia Issues Its First & Only Patent for a Steamboat State of Georgia Steamboats Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1811 Bell Rock Lighthouse Is First Lit Off the East Coast of Scotland Scotland Bell Rock Lighthouse
1814 The Philippines Mayon Volcano: 1,200 Die The Philippines Volcanos Death Thinkquest
1838 U.S. Patent #588 Issued for the Screw Propeller to John Ericsson Naval History Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks California Bound
1839 Lincoln Presents Petition Requesting Prohibition of Liquor Sales in Sangamon County, Illinois Sangamon County, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Drug and Substance Abuse Lincoln Logs
1886 In Minnesota, St. Paul's First Winter Carnival Opens St. Paul, Minnesota Snow Historic Firsts St. Paul Winter Carnival Minnesota Historical Society
1893 Thomas Edison Completes Construction on the First Movie Studio Thomas Edison Film Historic Firsts History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1900 Eastman Kodak Co. Introduces the $1 Brownie Box Camera Photography Eastman Kodak
1905 The U.S. Congress Approves the Exportation of Pulp Wood or Wood Pulp Manufactured From Alaska Timber Alaska Business U.S. Congress Trees Business and Economics Alaska Historical Society
1929 President Coolidge Dedicates the Singing Tower and Bird Sanctuary in Lake Wales, Florida Lake Wales, Florida President Coolidge Birds Official Website Florida Historical Society
1944 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2,800 in Turkey Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS
1951 U.S. Conducts Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Source Information from Geoscience Australia
1959 Texas Instruments Is Issued a Patent on the Integrated Circuit Physics Patents and Trademarks Texas Instruments
1961 U.S. Conducts First Successful Launch of Minuteman ICBM Missile Nuclear Weapons Historic Firsts History Link
1972 Hewlett-Packard Introduces First Hand-Held Calculator (HP-35) History of Technology Hewlett-Packard Historic Firsts
1978 Severe Blizzard Paralyzes the Great Lakes States Illinois Indiana Kentucky Michigan Ohio Snow Intellicast
1996 Congress Enacts Communications Decency Act to Regulate Internet Usage U.S. Congress Law and Legal Resources The Internet The Electronic Privacy Information Center
2003 Space Shuttle Columbia Disintegrates Upon Re-entry: All Aboard Perish The Space Shuttle STS-107 Disaster Death History Channel BBC

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