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1838 Frank Baldwin (Connecticut-born Inventor; Known for the Monroe Calculator) Conncticut Scientists & Inventors Mathematics
1917 Robert Burns Woodward (Massachusetts-born 1965 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Organic Chemistry Medical Research 1965 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1813 Joseph-Louis Lagrange (Italian Mathematician) Joseph-Louis Lagrange Calculus
1815 Indonesia's Tambora Volcano Sends Ash 20 Miles into the Atmosphere Indonesia Volcanoes History Channel
1849 Walter Hunt of New York City Receives U.S. Patent 6,281 for His Safety Pin New York City Scientists and Inventors Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Technology and Society USPTO
1866 ASPCA Is Organized Service Organizations Animals New York Times
1872 The First Arbor Day Is Celebrated in Nebraska Nebraska Arbor Day Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1909 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered on Alaska's Rat Islands Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1929 An F5 Tornado Kills 23 People in Northeast Arkansas Arkansas Tornadoes Death National Weather Service Arkansas History Commission
1930 Arnold Collins Mades the First Synthetic Rubber Called Polychloroprene or Neoprene Organic Chemistry Historic Firsts LeMoyne College
1944 Harvard University Researchers Produce the First Synthetic Quinine for Treatment of Malaria Organic Chemistry Malaria Historic Firsts Harvard University IntelliHealth
1962 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Is Largest in Vermont's Recorded History Vermont Earthquakes USGS
1963 U.S. Nuclear Sub Thresher Sinks 220 Miles East of Boston Naval History Nuclear Weapons Death History Channel
1966 10,000 Marchers Arrive in Sacramento, California in Gain Support of Farm Workers' Strike California Cesar Chavez Farming and Agriculture Labor Unions Human Rights UCLA
1972 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills over 5,000 in the Iranian State of Fars Iran Earthquakes Death BBC USGS
1979 Soviet Union Launches Soyuz 33 with the First Bulgarian Cosmonaut Aboard Bulgaria Explorers & Pioneers Russian Space Program Space Exploration Historic Firsts South NASA
1981 Computer Timing Error Postpones the First Space Shuttle Lunch (Columbia STS-1) Space Shuttle Computer Technology NASA
1982 NASA Launches INSAT-1 Satellite to Provide Telecommunications Support for Remote Areas of India Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1984 Space Shuttle Challenger Crew Successfully Retrieves Dysfunctional Solar Max Satellite for Repairs Space Shuttle Space Exploration NASA TV News Archive

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