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World Tuberculosis Day
(Commemorates Dr Robert Koch's announcement of the discovery of the cause of tuberculosis: 03/24/1882)
Dr. Robert Koch Tuberculosis U.S. Department of State
1494 Georgius Agricola (German Scientist: "Father of Mineralogy") German Scientists and Mathematicians Minerals
1860 Wilhelm Reich (Austrian Psychologist) Austrian Scientists and Mathematicians Psychology
1890 John Charles Rock (Massachusetts-born Pioneer in Development and Promotion of Oral Contraceptives) Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research Technology and Society Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1903 Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt (German Biochemist: 1939 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) German Scientists and Mathematicians Biochemistry Technology and Society 1939 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1917 John Cowdery Kendrew (English Scientist: 1962 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) John Cowdery Kendrew Protein 1962 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1910 Galen Clark (California Naturalist, Author' "Protector of Yosemite") California Political and Social Leaders Earth and Environmental Science Yosemite National Park American Authors
1990 An Wang (Chinese-American Computer Pioneer) Chinese Scientists and Mathematicians History of Computer Technology Inventors & Inventions Asian-American Heritage Inventors Hall of Fame
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1874 In Portland, Oregon, Members of the Women's Temperance Prayer League Begin Invading Local Saloons Portland, Oregon Women Religion Substance Abuse SalemOregon.com
1882 Dr. Robert Koch Announces Discovery of the Bacteria Responsible for Tuberculosis Dr. Robert Koch Tuberculosis U.S. Department of State The New York Times IntelliHealth
1883 Long-Distance Telephone Service Is Inaugurated Between Chicago and New York City Chicago New York City Telephone Historic Firsts The New York Times
1923 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5,000 in China China Earthquakes Death USGS
1959 Charles Townes Is Granted a Patent for the Maser, the Precursor to the Laser South Carolina Scientists and Mathematicians Laser Patents and Trademarks USPTO
1961 NASA Successfully Launches Mercury Redstone Booster Rocket in Preparation for a Manned Mission Space Exploration NASA
1965 NASA's Ranger 6 Probe Successfully Crashes into the Lunar Surface Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA BBC
1970 The State of Georgia Designates the Largemouth Bass as the State's Official Fish Georgia State Symbols Largemouth Bass University of Georgia
1989 Exxon Valdez Dumps 270,000 Barrels of Oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound Alaska Earth and Environmental Sciences The New York Times BBC The History Channel
1992 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-45) on Scientific Mission Space Exploration Earth and Environmental Science NASA
1996 Shannon Lucid Is the First Female U.S. Astronaut to Live in a Space Station (MIR) MIR Space Station Shannnon Lucid Women Historic Firsts The History Channel
2000 In Delaware, a Storm Drops Almost 5" of Rain on New Castle County New Castle County, Delaware Storms State of Delaware

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