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1860 John Scott Haldane (Scottish Physiologist; Studied the Effect of Industrial Occupations on Health) Scottish Scientists and Mathematicians Anatomy and Physiology Medicine
Vito Volterra (Italian Mathematician) Italian Scientists and Mathematicians Mathematics
1892 George Paget Thomson (English-born 1937 Nobel Laureate for Physics) English Scientists and Mathematicians Physics Subatomic Particles 1937 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1933 Steven Weinberg (New York City-born 1979 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Steven Weinberg Physics Subatomic Particles 1979 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1948 Howard "Tick" Lilly (West Virginia-born Test Pilot: Died While on a Test Flight) West Virginia Explorers, Aviators Aviation History NASA Technology and Society
2007 Walter "Wally" Schirra, Jr. (New Jersey-born Astronaut) Walter Schirra Astronauts
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1765 John Morgan Is Appointed As the First Professor of Medicine in America Pennsylvania Medicine Education Historic Firsts U.S. Army
1881 Leonidas Wooley of Mendon, Michigan Patents First Electric Headlight for Locomotives Mendon, Michigan Railroads Inventors and Inventions Patents and Copyrights Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1887 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Ruptures the Sonora, Mexico Pitaycachi Fault Sonora, Mexico Earthquakes USGS
1904 New York Is the First State to Establish Qualification Standards for Pharmacists New York Drugs and Vitamins Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1949 U.S. Launches Its First Viking Rocket to an Altitude of 80 km Space NASA
1952 The First Airplane Is Landed at the Geographic North Pole The Arctic Aviation History Historic Firsts The History Channel
1965 6 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves 125 Dead, 500 Injured, 48,000 Homeless in El Salvador El Salvador Earthquakes Death USGS
1968 Great Britain's First Heart Transplant Is Successfully Completed in London London Medicine Heart Transplants Historic Firsts BBC
Houston's Denton Cooley Performs the First Heart Transplant in the United States Houston, Texas Medicine Heart Transplants Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1983 The National Conference of Catholic Bishops Votes 238-9 Condemning Nuclear Weapons Nuclear Weapons Catholicism Concordia
1996 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 18 in Western Nei Mongol, China China Earthquakes Death USGS
1997 World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov Begins Unsuccessful Rematch Against IBM's Deep Blue Computer Garry Kasparov Chess Computer Technology IBM Deep Blue Technology and Society
2003 Two Astronauts, One Cosmonaut Land 300 Miles Off Course in Soyuz Capsule Kazakhstan Russian Space Program Space Exploration NASA
2008 Cyclone Nargis Kills Thousands in Mynamar Burma Hurricanes Death CNN
2010 Cumberland River Floods Dowtown Nashville, Tennessee, Killing 15 Nashville, TN Flooding Death NPR

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