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1772 Eli Terry (Connecticut-born Clockmaker and Innovator in Mass Production) Connecticut Business Leaders Time
1829 Robert Watson-Watt (Scottish Physicist; Knighted for His Role in the Development of Radar) Robert Watson-Watt Inventors and Inventions RADAR
1854 Richard Ely (New York-born Economist) New York  Scientists and Mathematicians Economists Wisconsin Historical Society
1888 John Hays Hammond, Jr. (San Francisco-born Inventor; Developed Radio Remote Control) San Francisco Scientists and Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Radio
1893 Genevieve Foster (New York-born Historical Children's Author, Illustrator) New York Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists American History
1899 Alfred M. Butts (New York-born Inventor of Scrabble) New York Inventors Inventors & Inventions Scrabble Merriam-Webster Writer's Almanac
1941 Michael Stuart Brown (New York City-born 1985 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) New York City Scientists & Mathematicians Genetics 1985 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1925 Elwood Haynes (Indiana-born Auto Industry Pioneer) Indiana Inventors Inventors & Inventions Automobiles History Channel
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1360 Hail Storm Kills an Estimated 1,000 British Soldiers in Chartres, France Great Britain Chartres, France Storms Death History Channel
1849 In Minnesota, the U.S. Army Officially Occupies Fort Gaines (Fort Ripley) to Monitor the Winnebago and Maintain Peace Between Ojibwe and Dakota Minnesota Native American Heritage Forts Minnesota Historical Society
1850 California Legislature Passes Foreign Miners Tax Requiring non-American Miners to pay Monthly $20 Tax California The California Gold Rush Taxes Virtual Museum of San Francisco
1863 The First Orthopedic Hospital Is Incorporated in New York City New York City Health Care Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1905 Iowa Is Shaken by the Largest Earthquake in the State's Recorded History Iowa Earthquakes USGS
1925 Henry Ford Begins a Commercial Airline Service Between Detroit and Chicago Detroit, Michigan Chicago, Illinois Henry Ford Aviation History Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1933 First Enrollees of the Massachusetts Civilian Conservation Corps Arrives at Fort Devens Massachusetts Labor Earth and Environmental Science The New Deal Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1941 Trackless Trolleys and Buses Replace Streetcars in Seattle Transit System Seattle, Washington Transportation History Link
1949 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8 in Washington's Tacoma/Olympia Area, Causes $25M Damage Washington Earthquakes Death USGS History Link
1969 NASA Launches the Nimbus-3 Weather Satellite Space Exploration Weather NASA
1970 Apollo 13 Radios: "Houston, we've got a problem." NASA Apollo 13 New York Times History Channel
1974 NASA Launches Westar 1 Telecommunications Satellite Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1982 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Causes Rockslides That Kill 1 Inside a South African Gold Mine South Africa Earthquakes Gold Death USGS

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