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1856 Granville Woods (Ohio-born African-American Inventor) Granville Woods Inventors and Inventions Railroads African-American Scientists & Inventors
1858 Max Planck (German-born 1918 Nobel Laureate for Physics ) Max Planck Physics 1918 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1867 Johannes Fibiger (Danish Pathologist: 1926 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Danish Scientists & Mathematicians 1926 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
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1838 Two Steamships Arrive in New York City from Ireland and England, Completing the First Atlantic Crossings by Steam Ireland England New York City Steamships Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1867 William Lincoln of Providence, Rhode Island, Patents the Zoetrope Projector Rhode Island Scientists & Mathematicians Photography Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks History Channel
1889 Mordicai Levi of Charleston, West Virginia, Is Granted a Patent for the Process for Production of Pavement Bricks Charleston, West Virginia Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Transportation West Virginia State Archive
1897 Gillette State Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Paul, Minnesota Is the First State-Funded Hospital of Its Kind in the Nation St. Paul, Minnesota Medicine Child Health Care Gillette Children's Hospital Minnesota Historical Society
1911 Bob Burman Sets a Land Speed Record at Daytona Beach, Florida Covering One Mile in 25.4 Seconds. Driving a 200 HP "Blitzen" Benz Daytona Beach, Florida Auto Racing Florida Historical Society
1914 Suquamish Is Launched as the First Diesel-Powered Ship Built on Washington's Puget Sound Washington Naval History Historic Firsts History Link
1940 In Madison, Wisconsin, Ray-o-Vac Engineer Herman Anthony Patents the "Leak Proof" Battery Madison, Wisconsin Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Ray-o-Vac Wisconsin Historical Society
1962 NASA Launches Ranger 4 Satellite for Lunar Exploration Lunar Exploration Space Exploration NASA
1967 Soviet Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov Is Killed When His Soyuz I Parachute Fails to Deploy During Landing The Soviet Union Soviet Space Program Death History Channel
1984 Scientist Finds Aids Virus AIDS Medical Research BBC South African History
1988 Greek Cycling Champ Pedals MIT Aircraft over Aegean Sea for 4 hrs. Greece Aviation History Bicycling MIT University of Houston

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