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1844 Elijah McCoy (Canadian-born African-American Inventor: "The Real McCoy") Elijah McCoy Inventors and Inventions Railroads African American Scientists and Mathematicians
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1890 A Large Meteor Strikes the Ground 11 Miles Northwest of Forest City, Iowa Iowa Meteors State Historical Society of Iowa
1911 Seattle, Washington Opens Its Municipal Tuberculosis Sanatorium Seattle, Washington Tuberculosis History Link
1934 In Cincinnati, Ohio, WLW Begins Broadcasting as the Nation's First 500 KW Radio Station Cincinatti, Ohio Radio Historic Firsts WLW Radio Ohio Historical Society
1952 World's First Jet Airliner Begins Its Maiden Flight from London to Johannesburg London, England Johannesburg, South Africa Aviation History Historic Firsts BBC
1971 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Centers on Alaska's Andreanof Islands Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1972 U.S. Performs Underground Nuclear Test at Nevada Site Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1980 U.S. Performs Underground Nuclear Test at Nevada Site Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1982 The Weather Channel Begins Broadcasting Television Weather Historic Firsts Weather Channel University of Georgia
After Only Two Weeks in Operation Exxon Oil Shuts Down Its Colorado "Colony Oil Shale Project" Colorado Business Business Exxon Technology and Society
1983 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Injures 45 in Coalinga, California California Earthquakes NOAA USGS
1984 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test at Nevada Site Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1985 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test at Nevada Site Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
2008 Multiple Overnight Tornadoes Kill 7 and Destroy Homes in Arkansas Arkansas Tornados Death CNN

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