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MAY 19

1857 John Jacob Abel (Ohio-born Father of Modern American Pharmacology: First to Crystallize Insulin) Ohio Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research
1914 Max Perutz (Austrian Crystallographer; 1962 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Max Perutz Crystallography Blood 1962 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1910 A 500-pound Meteorite Lands in Texas as Earth Passes through the Tail of Halley's Comet Comets Meteorites Texas State Historical Association
1919 Indonesia's Mount Kelut Erupts: 5,000 Die Indonesia Volcanoes Smithsonian
1928 1st Annual Calaveras County "Frog Jumping Jubilee" Held in Angel's Camp, CA Calaveras County, CA Mark Twain Frogs Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee
1940 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shifts the California-Mexico Border a Few Feet Mexico California Earthquakes USGS
1956 Pope Pius XII Condemns Artificial Insemination as Immoral and Illicit Catholicism Religion Medical Research Concordia
1967 Soviet Union Signs U.S./Britain Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons in Space Soviet Union Great Britain Historic Documents Nuclear Weapons The Cold War The History Channel
1975 A Wind Storm Causes $5.1M Damages in Minnesota's Twin Cities Minnesota Wind Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1983 NASA Launches the Intelsat 5 Communications Satellite Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1996 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-77) Loaded with Scientific Payloads Space Shuttle NASA
1997 Cyclone Kills 106 and Damages 400,000 Homes in Bangladesh Bangladesh Hurricanes and Cyclones Death Asian Disaster Management News
2000 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-101) on Third ISS Assembly Mission Space Shuttle International Space Station NASA

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