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FEBURARY 15

1564 Galileo Galilei (Italian Scientist, Astronomer) Galileo Galilei Italian Scientists & Mathematicans Space and Astronomy
1809 Cyrus McCormick (Virginia-born Inventor of the Reaper) Cyrus McCormick Inventors & Inventions Farming & Agriculture
1858 William Henry Pickering (Massachusetts-born Astronomer Who Predicted the Existence of Pluto) Massachusetts Sciecntists & Mathematicians Space and Astronomy
1826 George Johnstone Stoney (Irish Physicist) Irish Scientists & Inventors Physics
1834 William Henry Preece (English Pioneer of the Wireless Telegraph) English Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions The Telegraph
1934 Niklaus Wirth (Swiss Computer Programmer, Inventor of PASCAL) Swiss Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Computer Technology
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1959 Owen Willans Richardson (English Physicist: 1928 Nobel Laureate for Physics) English Scientists & Mathematicians Physics 1928 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1967 J. Frank Duryea (Illinois-born Inventor, Automotives Pioneer) J. Frank Duryea Inventors and Inventions Automobiles
1988 Richard Feynman (New York City-born 1965 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Richard Feynman Physics 1965 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1866 Snow Drifts Up to 20' Bury Barns in Western Minnesota Minnesota Farming & Agriculture Snow Minnesota Historical Society
1897 Ferdinand Braun Publishes Paper Describing the First Cathode-Ray Oscilloscope German Scientists & Mathematicians Physics Historic Firsts University of Vienna (German pdf)
1913 Tacoma, Washington's Eleventh Street Vertical-lift Bridge Opens Across the City Waterway Tacoma, Washington Bridges History Link
1946 ENIAC, the World's First Electronic Computer, Is Put into Service Inventions World War II History of Computer Technology Historic Firsts U.S. Army
1951 First Atomic Reactor for Medical Therapy Placed into Operation in New York New York Atomic Energy Brookhaven National Laboratory Historic Firsts
1994 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 207 in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia Indonesia Earthquake Death USGS
2002 President Bush Approves Nevada's Yucca Mountain for Nuclear Waste Disposal Nevada President George W. Bush Nuclear Waste Officie of the President

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