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1845 Carl Gustaf Laval (Swedish Scientist, Engineer and Inventor) Swedish Scientists & Inventors Inventors
1897 Rudolph Fisher (Washington, D.C.-born Author, Physician; Writer of the Harlem Renaissance) Rudolph Fisher Medicine African American Authors
1873 Howard Carter (English Archaeologist; Discovered King Tut's Tomb) Howard Carter Tutankhamen, King (Tut) Archaeology
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1850 Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (French Chemist) Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac Chemistry
1895 The Delaware General Assembly Adopts the Peach Blossom as the State Flower Delaware Botany State of Delaware
1899 African-American Inventor J.A. Burr Patents a Lawn Mower Massachusetts Scientists & Inventors Inventors Patents & Trademarks African American Registry
1926 Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett First to Fly over the North Pole Richard E. Byrd Arctic Aviation History Historic Firsts Century of  Flight The History Channel
1927 A Series of Tornadoes in Arkansas Leaves 70 People Dead Across 8 Counties Arkansas Tornadoes Death Arkansas History Commission
1944 The First Eye Bank Opens at New York Hospital New York City Health Care Sight Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1950 Construction Begins on the Concrete Launching Pads for the Rocket Program at Cape Canaveral, Florida Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Exploration Florida Historical Society
1952 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Creates Cracks in Four State Office Buildings in Carson City, Nevada Carson City, Nevada Earthquake USGS
1960 U.S. Rocket Launch Tests Mercury Capsule Launch Pad Escape System Space Exploration NASA
The U.S. Is First Country to Legalize Contraceptives Birth Control Medical Research Historic Firsts
1962 First Laser Beam Is Successfully Bounced Off the Moon Lasers The Moon History of Technology Historic Firsts NASA
1965 Soviets Launch Luna 5 for Failed Soft Lunar Landing Soviet Space Program Moon NASA
1991 The Astronaut Memorial Is Dedicated as a National Monument at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Exploration Astronaut Memorial Florida Historical Society
1994 U.S. Centers for Disease Control Identifies Ebola Virus Outbreak in Zaire Deomcratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) Ebola Virus Centers for Disease Control National Academies Press

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