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1863 Simon Flexner (Kentucky-born Pathologist, Bacteriologist) Simon Flexner Medical Research
1914 Norman Borlaug (Iowa-born Agricultural Scientist, Father of the Green Revolution, 1970 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Iowa Scientists and Mathematicians Earth and Environmental Sciences Farming and Agricultural 1970 Nobel Laureate for Peace
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1655 Christiaan Huygens Discovers Saturn's Satellite Titan Christiaan Huygens Saturn European Space Agency
1669 Sicily's Mount Etna Erupts: 20,000 Die Sicily Volcanoes Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date Thinkquest
1929 Driving His Boat, Miss America VII, Gar Wood Establishes a New World Water Speed Record of 93.123 mph at Florida's Miami Beach Regatta Miami Beach, Florida Boats Florida Historical Society
1954 RCA Manufactures the First Color Television Television History of Technology Historic Firsts Business
1958 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Adopts Industry Standards for Stereophonic Records The Phonograph Sound Standards Recording Industry Association of America
1960 U.S. Launches First Guided Missile from a Nuclear Sub Nuclear Weapons Naval History Historic Firsts NASA
1961 U.S. Explorer 10 Launched to Test the Earth's Magnetosphere Space Exploration NASA
1967 USSR Conducts 20kT Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons Cold War Geoscience Australia
1968 U.S. Conducts 20kT Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Cold War Geoscience Australia
1970 Concorde Makes Its First Supersonic Flight (700 mph) Aviation History Historic First Concorde SST
1976 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Northeastern Turkey, Killing One Person Turkey Earthquake Death USGS
1977 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 30 in Turkey's Lice-Palu Area Turkey Earthquake Death USGS
1983 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 30 in Iran's Damavand-Amol Area Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1988 NASA Launches San Marco-D/L Spacecraft to Explore the Relationship Between Solar Activity and Thermosphere-Ionosphere Phenomena Space Exploration The Sun Earth Science NASA
1990 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Severely Damages 60 Buildings Kills in Costa Rica Costa Rica Earthquake Death USGS
1992 Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev Returns to Earth After 10 Months Soviet Space Program Space Exploration NASA
1996 Comet Hyakutake Comes within 0.1018 Astronomical Units of Earth Comets NASA
2002 6.1 Earthquake Devastates Nahrin, Afghanistan: 2,000 Die Afghanistan Earthquakes Death BBC

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