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1787 Joseph von Fraunhofer (German Physicist) Joseph von Fraunhofer Physics Spectroscopy
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1900 Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (German Automotive Pioneer) German Scientists & Inventors Automobiles Mercedes Center for the Study Technology and Society
1929 David Buick (Scottish-American Automotive Pioneer) Scottish Scientists & Inventors Automobiles Buick Center for the Study Technology and Society
2005 Hans Bethe (German Astrophysicist) Hans Bethe Physics Space and Astronomy 1967 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1896 Charles B. King Drives the First Automobile in Detroit Detroit Automobiles Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1962 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
60 mph Winds Hit Delaware Beaches Destroying Homes and a Boardwalk, Killing 7 People Delaware Storms Wind Death State of Delaware
1970 British Announce Ban on Importation of Domestic Pets Following Rabies Case Great Britain Disease Pets BBC
1981 France Conducts 5kT Underground Nuclear Test at Muruora Island France Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1986 NASA's Vega-1 Satellite Makes a Flyby of Halley's Comet Space Exploration Halley's Comet NASA
1987 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves 1,000 Dead, 4,000 Missing, 20,000 Homeless in Colombia & Ecuador Colombia Ecuador Earthquake Death USGS
1988 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Damages Ships, Creates Small Tsunami in Gulf of Alaska Alaska Earthquake Tsunami USGS
1992 PC's Around the World Are Stricken with the Michelangelo Virus Internet in the Classroom History of Technology Carnegie Mellon University
1997 Queen Elizabeth Opens the Official Royal Website of the British Monarchy British History Queen Elizabeth II History of Technology Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
2000 Duluth, Minnesota Is the First City in the U.S. to Ban the Sale of Mercury Thermometers Duluth, Minnesota Temperature Mercury Minnesota Historical Society

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