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1887 Harry Soref (Wisconsin Inventor, Founder of Master Lock) Wisconsin Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Master Lock Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1902 Edward Condon (New Mexico-born Theoretical Physicist) New Mexico Scientists & Mathematicians World War II Nuclear Weapons
1957 Mark Dean (Tennessee-born African-American Pioneer in Micro-Processing Technologies) Tennessee Scientists & Mathematicians Computer Technology African-American Scientists & Mathematicians National Inventors Hall of Fame African American Registry
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1939 Howard Carter (English Archaeologist Who Discovered the Tomb of King Tut) Howard Carter Egypt King Tut Archaeology
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1831 U.S. Congress Grants Land for Construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal Which Will Eventually Run from Toledo, Ohio to Evansville, Indiana Evansville, Indiana Toledo, Ohio U.S. Congress Canals Indiana Historical Society
1852 Production of the World's First Practical Steam Fire Engine Begins in Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Transportation Steam Engine Business Historic Firsts Ohio Historical Society
1896 Henri Becquerel Reports First Observations of Radiation from Uranium Compound Henri Becquerel Physics Uranium Radiation 1903 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1900 Florida's Audubon Society First Meets in Maitland to Prevent Slaughter of Plumed Birds for Hat Feathers Maitland, Florida Birds Historic Firsts Audubon Society of Florida Florida Historical Association
1903 The California Golden Poppy Is Designated as the Official State Flower California State Symbols Botany California State Legislature
U.S. Congress Appropriates $485,000 for a Submarine Telegraph Cable from Seattle to the Alaskan Cities of Sitka and Juneau Seattle, Washington Alaska U.S. Congress Telegraph Economics Alaska Historical Society
1933 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2,990 in Sanriku, Japan Sanriku, Japan Earthquake Death USGS
1949 In Texas, a U.S. B-50 Superfortress Completes the First Non-stop, Round-the-World 23,452-mile Trip Flight in 94h 1m Texas Aviation History Historic Firsts The New York Times Minnesota Historical Society
1950 Ground Is Broken for Construction of Georgia's Buford Dam That Will Create Lake Lanier Georgia Landmarks Dams US Army Corps of Engineers University of Georgia
1959 Florida Citrus Growers Are Prohibited from Using Coal-tar-based Orange Dye to Enhance Their Produce Florida Farming and Agriculture Food and Nutrition Propaganda Florida Historical Association
1968 President Lyndon Johnson Is Present as First Galaxy C5A Is Completed at Marietta, Georgia Marietta, Georgia President Lyndon Johnson Aviation History Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1969 The Concorde's Maiden Flight is Faultless Aviation History Historic Firsts BBC
1972 U.S. Launches Pioneer 10 for Exploration of Jupiter and Neptune Space Exploration Jupiter Neptune NASA The History Channel
1985 U.S. Approves AIDS Test to Protect the Blood Supply AIDS Blood Medical Research The New York Times
1991 The World's Largest Cylindrical Sundial Is Unveiled at Disney World in Orlando Orlando, Florida Time Architecture Team Disney Building Florida Historical Association
1995 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-67) with UV Telescope Space Shuttle Space and Astronomy NASA

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