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1814 Erastus B. Bigelow (Massachusetts-born Inventor, Industrialist; Founder of the Modern Carpet Industry) Massachusetts Mathematicians, Scientists Inventor Economics and Business
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1872 Samuel F.B. Morse (Massachusetts-born Inventor of the Electric Telegraph) Samuel Morse Inventors and Inventions Telegraph
1845 French Physicists Jean Foucault and Armand Fizeau Make the First Photographic Study of the Sun French Scientists and Mathematicians The Sun Photography Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1889 Charles Martin Hall Receives Patents for an Expensive Process for Extracting Aluminum Charles Martin Hall Aluminum Patents & Trademarks Center for the Study of Technology and Society USPTO
1936 A Tornado Kills 23 People in Cordele, Georgia and Destroys 289 Buildings Cordele, Georgia Tornado Death University of Georgia
1958 In a Message to Congress, President Eisenhower Proposes Establishment of a National Aeronautics and Space Agency Congress President Dwight Eisenhower NASA
1963 USSR Launches Luna 4, but Misses Lunar Orbit by 8,500 km Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Moon NASA
NASA Launches Explorer 17 Satellite for Atmospheric Study Space Exploration Earth Science NASA
1964 USSR Launches Zond 1 to Venus, but No Data Is Returned Space Exploration Soviet Space Program Venus Thinkquest
1979 Anthrax Poisoning Kills 62 in Russia Russia Anthrax Death History Channel
1985 The Right Whale Is Designated as Georgia's Official Marine Mammal Georgia Government Right Whale University of Georgia
1992 Space Shuttle Atlantis Completes Mission STS-45 Landing at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida Florida The Space Shuttle NASA
2007 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Creates a Tsunami Responsible for 30+ Deaths in the Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Earthquakes Tsunamis Death CNN

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