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1854 Henry Philemon Attwater (English-born Texas Naturalist) English Scientists and Mathematicians Texas Scientists and Mathematicians Texas State Historical Association
1906 Bart Jan Bok (Dutch-born American Astronomer; Expert on the Milky Way) Dutch Scientists and Mathematicians Astronomy
Kurt Gödel (Austrian-born American Mathematician and Logician) Kurt Gödel Logic
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1910 Edouard (Joseph Louis-Marie) van Beneden (Belgian Embryologist and Cytologist) Belgian Scientists & Mathematicians Cells Genetics IntelliHealth
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1891 African-American George Toliver (PA) Receives U.S. Patent #451,086 for a Ship Propeller Pennsylvania Scientists & Inventors Copyrights and Patents Patent #451,085 Naval History African American Scientists & Inventors African American Registry
1899 Several Large Phosphate Deposits Are Discovered within the City Limits of Bartow, Florida Bartow, Florida Chemistry Florida Institute of Phosphate Research Florida Historical Society
1903 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2,000 in Turkey Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS
1941 The James Whitcomb Riley, a New York Central Train, Begins Its Regular Run Between Chicago and Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Chicago, Illinois Indiana James Whitcomb Riley Railroads Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1955 Michigan Makes the White Pine the Official State Tree Michigan The White Pine State of Michigan
1960 A Titan ICBM Is Successfully Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida Cape Canaveral, Florida U.S. Military Florida Historical Society
1991 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-39) for a Defense Department Mission Space Shuttle U.S. Military NASA
2001 American, Dennis Tito, Is First Space Tourist Aboard Russians Soyuz TM Russian Space Program Space Exploration Business and Economics Historic Firsts BBC

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