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1754 Benjamin Waterhouse (physician) Rhode Island Scientists & Mathematicians Small Pox
1859 Aleksandr Popov (Russian Physicist, Electrical Engineer) Russian Scientists Physics
1877 Garrett Morgan (Kentucky-born African-American Inventor of a Traffic Light) Garrett Morgan Inventors and Inventions Automotive Safety African American Scientists & Mathematicians
1881 Richard Tolman (Massachusetts-born Physical Chemist) Massachusetts Scientists Chemistry Physics
1904 George Gamow (Russian-American Nuclear Physicist. Cosmologist) Russian Scientists & Mathematicians Physics
1923 Patrick Moore (English Science & Science Fiction Writer, Children's Author) English Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Space and Astronomy BBC
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1963 Edouard Belin (French Engineer Who Invented the First Telephoto Transmission Device) French Scientists, Mathematicians & Inventors Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Photography Center for the Study of Technology and Society
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1841 William Henry Harrison Delivers the Longest Inaugural Speech in History, Catches Pneumonia and Dies in 1 Month William Henry Harrison The American Presidency Pneumonia Writer's Alamanc
1863 President Lincoln Approves an Act of Congress Creating the National Academy of Sciences U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Science National Academy of Science IntelliHealth
1887 Gottlieb Daimler's First Gasoline-Powered Motor Carriage Makes Its First Test Run in Esslingen and Cannstatt, Germany German Scientists & Inventors Automotives Historic Firsts History Channel
1902 The American Automobile Association (AAA) Is Founded in Chicago Chicago Automobiles AAA History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
Seattle Voters Approve the Construction of a Hydroelectric Dam That Will Provide the City's First Electricity Seattle, Washington Dams Electricity History Link
1904 In Hardin County, Texas, the Batson-Old Oilfield Reaches Its Peak Daily Production of More Than 150,000 Barrels of Crude Hardin County, Texas Business Texas State Historical Association
1930 Former President Calvin Coolidge Dedicates Coolidge Dam Near Globe, Arizona Arizona Dams Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation
1952 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake with a 10' Tsunami Kills 62 in Japan, Destroying over 1,000 Homes Japan Earthquakes Tsunami Death U.S. Geological Survey
1966 In Minnesota, a 4-day Storm Leaves 23" of Snow in Aitkin and 37" in International Falls Minnesota Snow Minnesota Historical Society
1968 U.S. Launches Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 (OGO 5) Space Weather NASA
1977 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Romania Kills 1,541 People. Injuring 10,500 Romania Earthquakes Death U.S. Geological Survey
1979 U.S. Voyager I Photo Provides First Evidence of Jupiter's Ring Jupiter Photography NASA
1982 NASA Launches Intelsat V Satellite 504 Space Exploration Global Satellite Chart NASA
1985 The EPA Announces a Virtual Ban on Leaded Gasoline Environmental Science Lead Automobiles Television News Archive
1990 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 11 People in Pakistan, Injuring 40 Pakistan Earthquakes Death U.S. Geological Survey
Space Shuttle STS 36 (Atlantis 6) Returns from 5-day Defense Mission Space Shuttle NASA
1994 Space Shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16) Is Launched for 14-day Scientific Mission Space Shuttle NASA
1997 President Bill Clinton Bars Spending Federal Money on Human Cloning President Bill Clinton Medical Research Cloning Economics Law New York Times

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