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1830 Abraham Jacobi (German Physician, Pioneer in Pediatric Medicine) German Scientists & Mathematicians Health Care Child Health Care
1856 Sigmund Freud (Austrian Founder of Psychoanalysis) Sigmund Freud Psychology
1871 Victor Grignard (French Organic Chemist; 1912 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Victor Grignard Organic Chemistry 1912 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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1977 William Grey Walter (Missouri-born Neurologist, Robotics Pioneer) Missouri Scientists & Mathematicians Human Anatomy and Physiology Center for the Study of Technology and Society
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1851 Florida Physician, John Gorrie, Receives U.S. Patent #8080 for an Ice-Making Machine Florida Scientists & Inventors Patents Inventors & Inventions University of Florida USPTO Florida Historical Society
1925 First Transpacific Fax Is Sent Honolulu to New York City Hawaii New York City History of Technology University of Notre Dame
1930 A 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys 60 Villages in Iran, Killing 25,000 People Iran Earthquake Death USGS
1937 Hindenburg Dirigible Explodes at Lakehurst, New Jersey: 36 die New Jersey Hindenburg Disaster Death New York Times Writer's Almanac The History Channel
1947 The Largest Earthquake in Wisconsin History Frightens Residents of Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin Earthquake USGS Wisconsin Historical Society
1951 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 400, Injures 4,000 and Leaves 25,000 Homeless in Jucuapa, El Salvador El  Salvador Earthquake Death USGS
1962 The First Nuclear Warhead is Detonated from a Polaris Submarine Nuclear Weapons Naval History Historic Firsts Nevada Department of Energy
1965 Windstorms in the Northern Suburbs of Minnesota's Twin Cities Kill 14 People, Causing $57 Million in Damages Minnesota Storm Wind Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1976 In Italy, a 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1,000, Leaving Thousands More Homeless Italy Earthquake Death BBC USGS
1985 17th Space Shuttle Mission Challenger 7 Lands Space Shuttle NASA
1991 Space Shuttle STS 39 Discovery 12 Lands at Edwards AFB Space Shuttle NASA
1996 South African President, Nelson Mandela, and Mozambique President, Joaquim Chissano, Sign an Agreement on Farming and Investments Nelson Mandela Mozambique Political and Social Leaders Farming and Agriculture Economics Historic Documents South African History
1999 A 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 26 People, Destroying 800 Homes in Southern Iran Iran Earthquake Death USGS

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