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MARCH 15

1854 Emil von Behring (German Bacteriologist: 1901 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) German Scientists & Mathematicians Bacteria 1901 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey (Michigan-born Botanist/Horticulturist ) Michigan Scientists & Mathematicians Botany New York Times
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1888 Squire Whipple (Massachusetts-born Engineer) Massachusetts Mathematicians and Scientists Bridges Technology and Society
1891 Joseph Bazalgette (English Engineer) English Mathematicians and Scientists Bridges Technology and Society
1898 Henry Bessemer (English Inventor of Method for Strengthening Steel) Henry Bessemer Iron Inventors and Inventions
1998 Benjamin Spock (Connecticut Pediatrician) Benjamin Spock Medicine Child Advocacy
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1848 A Last Page Article in The Californian Announces the Discovery of Gold at Sutter's Mill California Journalism California Gold Rush Learn California
1906 Charles S. Rolls & F. Henry Royce Officially Register Rolls Royce Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Business & Economics Rolls Royce The History Channel
1922 South Africa's Military Uses Artillery to Attack the Stronghold of Striking Gold Miners South Africa Gold Labor Protests South African History
1927 The Arrowhead Bridge Across the St. Louis River Opens, Linking West Duluth, Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin Duluth. Minnesota Superior, Wisconsin Bridges Minnesota Historical Society
1929 Flooding Covers Elba, Geneva and Brewton, Alabama with Up to 15' of Water Alabama Flooding Alabama Archives
1937 First Blood Bank Established at Cook County Hospital, Chicago Chicago Health Care Blood Historic Firsts Cook County Hospital
1941 An Unexpected Blizzard Hits North Dakota and Minnesota, Killing 151 People Minnesota North Dakota Snow Death The History Channel
1960 President Eisenhower Designates Key Largo Coral Reef as First Underwater Preserve Florida President Eisenhower The American Presidency Oceanography Findlaw
Kitt Peak National Observatory Is Dedicated in Arizona Arizona Observatories National Solar Observatory/Kitt Peak
1976 NASA Launches SOLRAD 11A Satellite to Monitor Solar X-ray, UV, and Particle emissions Space Exploration The Sun NASA
1983 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills One in Honshu, Japan Japan Earthquake Death USGS
1989 Gorbachev Calls for Introduction of Free Market into Soviet Farms Mikhail Gorbachev Farming & Agriculture Business & Economics The Cold War The History Channel
1993 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered Near the Coast of Northern Chile Chile Earthquake USGS
1994 Adobe Systems Announces Plan to Buy Aldus Corporation, Maker of Pagemaker Business & Economics History of Computer Technology Adobe Systems

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