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1872 Mikhail Semyonovich Tswett (botanist/father of chromatography) Mikhail Semyonovich Tswett Botany Chromatogrpahy
1888 Archie Alexander (Iowa-born African-American Civil Engineer) Iowa Scientists & Mathematicians Bridges African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1930 Miguel A. Ondetti (Argentine Chemist) Argentina Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry
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1796 Edward Jenner Administers First Successful Smallpox Vaccination Edward Jenner Smallpox Historic Firsts Chamber's Book of Days Writers Almanac History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1908 Wilbur Wright Takes the First Passenger Aloft for a 26-second Flight Wilbur Wright Aviation History Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1948 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Alaska Peninsula Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1969 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Alaska's Andreanof Islands Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1973 Skylab, the First U.S. Space Station, Is Launched into Orbit International Space Station Historic Firsts NASA History Channel
1981 Soviet Soyuz 40 Carries 2 Cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6 Soviet Space Program Space Exploration NASA
1984 A Lawsuit Is Filed Claiming Local Companies Are Polluting the Drinking Water in Woburn, Massachusetts Woburn, Massachusetts Earth and Environmental Science Water Pollution Law Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1996 Tornado Destroys 80 Bangladesh Villages: 400 die Bangladesh Tornados Death New York Times

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