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FEBRUARY 7

1809 James Galisher (English Meteorologist, Pioneer Balloonist) English Scientists & Mathematicians Meteorology Hot Air Balloons Greenwich Guide
1877 Godfrey Harold Hardy (English Mathematician) English Scientists & Mathematicians Mathematics
1880 Alfred Adler (Austrian Psychologist) Austrian Scientists & Mathematicians Psychology
1882 Emma Rochelle Wheeler (Florida-born African-American Physician) Florida Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Profession African-American Scientists and Mathematicians African American Registry
1894 John Deere (Vermont-born Inventor of the Modern Steel Plow) Vermont Scientists & Inventors Inventors Farming and Agriculture John Deere
1918 Ruth Sager (Chicago-born Geneticist) Ruth Sager Genetics Cancer
1920 An Wang (Chinese-American Computer Pioneer) Chinese Scientists & Inventors Inventors History of Computer Technology Asian-American Scientists & Inventors National Inventors Hall of Fame
1936 John Stone (Mississippi-born Poet, Physician) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Poetry Medicine Mississippi Writers
1940 Toshihide Maskawa (Japanes Physicist; 2008 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Toshihide Maskawa Subatomic Particles 2008 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1938 Harvey Firestone (Ohio-born Founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber) Harvey Firestone Inventors and Inventions Business Firestone Tire and Rubber
2001 Anne Morrow Lindbergh (New Jersey-born Aviator, Writer: Wife of Charles Lindbergh) Anne Morrow Lindbergh Aviation American Authors
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1812 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys Town of New Madrid: Largest in Missouri's Recorded History Missouri Earthquakes USGS
1862 President Lincoln Spends Most of His Day with His Son, Willie, Critically Ill with Typhoid Fever Abraham Lincoln Typhoid Fever Lincoln Papers
1886 Discovery of Gold on South Africa's Witwatersrand Leads to the Birth of Johannesburg Johannesburg, South Africa Gold Famous Firsts South African History
1915 First Radio Messages from a Moving Train Are Transmitted to a Station in Binghamton, New York Binghamton, New York Railroads Radio Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1978 Blizzard Drops 2-4' of Snow on Areas of Massachusetts in 32 Hours Massachusetts Snow Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1979 Neptune Becomes Farthest Planet from the Sun for Next 20 Years Neptune The Solar System Windows to the Universe
1984 Bruce McCandless Is First Human Satellite Maneuvering Untethered from Space Shuttle Challenger Massachusetts Explorers and Astronauts Space Shuttle Historic Firsts NASA History Channel New York Times
2000 Some of the Biggest Websites on the Internet Are Shutdown by a "Denial of Service" Attack The Internet Crime Technology and Society
2001 Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-98) Is Launched to Install Space Station's Destiny Laboratory Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA

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