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MARCH 19

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San Juan Capistrano, CA: Swallows Day
(Annual March 19 celebration of the return of the swallows to Mission San Juan Capistrano)
San Juan Capistrano Swallows Official Website
1883 Walter Norman Haworth (English Chemist: 1937 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) English Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry Center for the Study of Technology and Society 1937 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1900 Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie (French Physical Chemist: 1935 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie Physics Chemistry 1935 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1943 Mario Jose Molina (Mexican-American Chemist: 1995 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Mario Jose Molina Chemistry Ozone Latin-American Scientists & Mathematicians 1995 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1987 Louis de Broglie (French Physicist: 1929 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Louis de Broglie Physics 1929 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1861 Elias Howe Wins the Sewing Machine Wars When His Patent Is Reissued Elias Howe Inventors and Inventions Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1912 15 Elk Arrive from Wyoming to Populate a Refuge in Wallowa County, Oregon Wallowa County, Oregon Elk SalemOregon.com
1915 Pluto First Appears in a Photograph, But Goes Unnoticed Pluto Photography Historic Firsts AmericanHeritage.com
1918 U.S. Congress Approves Time Zones & Daylight Saving Time U.S. Congress Time Zones U.S. Naval Observatory
1964 NASA's Launch of Beacon Explorer-A Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit Space Exploration Earth Science NASA
1971 Earthquake, Landslide, Flood and Avalanche Wipe Out Chungar, Peru: 600 Die Peru Earthquake Death History Channel
1977 France Conducts 150 kT Underground Nuclear Test France Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1979 C-SPAN Begins Broadcasting Live From the U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Television Historic Firsts C-SPAN Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1985 IBM Pulls the Plug on the PCjr IBM Computer Technology History Channel
2000 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Minor Damage in the Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Earthquake USGS

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