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1800 Charles Knowlton (Massachusetts-born Author, Physician) Massachusetts Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Profession
1918 T. Berry Brazelton (Texas-born Author, Pediatrician) Texas Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Profession
1860 Augustin Jean Fresnel (French Physicist; Inventor of the Fresnel Lens) France Physics Optics
1930 George Smith (New York-born Inventor; 2009 Nobel Laureate for Physics) George Smith Digital Imaging Inventors & Inventions 2009 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1958 Ellen Ochoa (Los Angeles-born Hispanic Astronaut) Ellen Ochoa Physics Astronauts Latin American Studies
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1752 France's Thomas Francois d'Alibard Is First to Test Franklin's Theory of Lightning and Electricity French Scientists and Mathematicians Benjamin Franklin Electricity Lightning Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1877 President Rutherford B. Hayes Has the White House's First Telephone Installed The White House President Rutherford B. Hayes Telephone Historic Firsts History Channel
1879 In Wisconsin, the First Milwaukee Telephone Phone Exchange Is Opened Milwaukee, Wisconsin Telephone Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1892 The First Osteopathy School Is Chartered in Kirksville, Missouri Kirksville, Missouri Medicine Education Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1974 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Leaves 20,000 Dead in China China Earthquakes Death USGS
1997 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1,567, Injures 2,300, Destroys 10,533 Houses in Iran Iran Earthquakes Death CNN USGS

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