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1791 Samuel Morse (Massachusetts-born Painter and Developer of the Telegraph) Samuel Morse Artists Inventors & Inventions Telegraph
1875 Maurice de Broglie (French Scientist) French Scientists & Mathematicians Light
1896 Wallace Carothers (Iowa-born Chemist: Developed Nylon) Iowa Scientists & Mathematicians Nylon Inventors & Inventions
1913 Philip Hauge Abelson (Washington-born Physical Chemist) Washington State Scientists & Mathematicians Neptunium
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1865 Steamer Sultana Explodes on the Mississippi, 1,400 Union Prisoners of War Die Mississippi River Sinking of the Sultana American Civil War Death History Channel Technology and Society
1907 Tornado Kills 7 in Hemming, Texas, Destroying All But One Building in Town Texas Tornado Death Texas State Historical Association
1909 Florida's House of Representatives Approves the Orange Blossom as the State's Official Flower Florida Orange Blossom Florida Historical Society
1933 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Homes From Their Foundations Near Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Earthquakes Anchorage, Alaska USGS
1961 NASA Launches the Explorer 11 Satellite to Detecting Sources of High-energy Gamma Rays Space Exploration Solar Sytem NASA
1965 The California Legislature Selects Gold as the State Mineral and Serpentine as the State Rock California Gold Geology Learn California
1986 Video Pirate Disrupts HBO Satellite Service with Personal Message History of Technology HBO Crime
2011 Tornados Kill 300+ and Destroy Hundreds of Homes Across 7 U.S. States Alabama Georgia Virginia Tornados Death National Public Radio

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