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1871 Frank Schlesinger (New York City-born Astronomer) New York City Scientists & Mathematicians Astronomy
1918 Richard Feynman (New York City-born 1965 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Richard Feynman Physics 1965 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1924 Antony Hewish (English-born 1974 Nobel Laureate for Physics) English Scientists & Mathematicians Physics Pulsars 1974 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1935 Francine Jacobs (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Authors Science
1946 Robert Jarvik (Michigan-born Inventor of the Jarvik Artificial Heart) Michigan Scientists & Inventors The Artificial Heart Inventors & Inventions
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1686 Otto von Guericke (German Physicist) German Mathematicians and Scientists Physics
1886 African-American Inventor, W. Marshall, Is Issued a Patent for a "Grain Binder" Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Farming & Agriculture African-American Inventors St. Louis Public Library
1910 Glacier National Park in Montana Is Established Montana Glacier National Park New York Times
Iowa's First Recorded Airplane Flight Occurs on the Burlington Golf Course Iowa Aviation Historic Firsts Historical Society of Iowa
1935 President Roosevelt Signs Executive Order 7037 Creating the Rural Electrification Administration President Franklin Roosevelt Electricity Farming and Agriculture University of Georgia
1947 The B.F. Goodrich Co. of Akron, Ohio, Announces the Development of a Tubeless Tire Automotives Inventors and Inventions B.F. Goodrich New York Times
1951 Jay Forrester Files for Patent of Computer Core Memory Nebraska Scientists and Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Computer Technology History IEEE Technology and Society
1953 Tornado Kills 114 People and Damages or Destroys Hundreds of Buildings in Waco, Texas Waco, Texas Tornado Death Waco, Texas Texas State Historical Association
1960 The FDA Makes First Approval of a Contraceptive Drug, Searle's Enovid The Food and Drug Administrations Birth Control/Abortion Drugs and Medicine Historic Firsts PBS
1962 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Four in South-Central Mexico Mexico Earthquake Death USGS
1978 European Space Agency Launches OTS 2, an Experimental Telecommunications Satellite Space Exploration Technology History European Space Agency NASA
1998 India Sets Off Three Underground Atomic Blasts: First in 24 Years India Nuclear Weapons CNN The BBC
2008 Tornadoes Kill 22 Persons in Georgia, Missouri and Oklahoma Georgia Missouri Oklahoma Tornadoes Death National Public Radio CNN

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