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MAY 26

1753 Benjamin Thompson (Massachusetts-born British Physicist and Inventor) British Mathematicians and Scientists Massachusetts Mathematicians and Scientists Physics Inventors and Inventions Technology and Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1922 Ernest Solvay (Belgian Chemist) Belgian Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry
1999 Waldo Semon (Alabama-born Chemist, Inventor of PVC Plastic) Alabama Scientists & Mathematicians Organic Chemistry Inventors and Inventions
1872 African-American Inventor, Thomas J. Martin, Is Issued Patent #125,063 for a Fire Extinguisher Michigan Scientists & Mathematcians Patent #125,063 Inventors & Inventions Fire Safety African-American Scientists & Inventors
1874 Thomas Edison Receives Patent 151,209 for Automatic Telegraphy Thomas Edison Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Telegraph Edison Birthplace Museum
1900 U.S. Congress Passes a Bill Creating the Washington-Alaska Cable System That Will Connect Alaska to the Worldwide Telegraphic System Alaska Washington U.S. Congress Telegraph Alaska Historical Society
1903 Granville T. Woods Receives a Patent for an Electric Railway Granville T. Woods Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Railroads African-American Scientists & Inventors
1906 Greenwich, England's Power Station Is Put into Service Greenwich, England Energy Greenwich Guide
1908 In Persia (Iran) British Geologist, George Reynolds Discovers the First Oil in the Middle East Oil Iran British Scientists Geology International Trade Historic Firsts GeoExPro
1909 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered in Aurora, Illinois, but Felt Throughout Iowa and Wisconsin Aurora, Illinois Iowa Wisconsin Earthquakes USGS
1927 The Ford Motor Company Produces the Last of Its 15,000,000 Model-T Cars Ford Automobiles State of Michigan
1969 Apollo 10 Returns to Earth after Successful Rehearsal for First Moon Landing Manned Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1975 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Off the Coast of Portugal Creates a Tsunami but No Deaths Portugal Earthquakes Tsunami USGS
1981 Satya Pal Asija Receives First U.S. Patent for a Computer Program Patents & Trademarks History of Technology Historic Firsts Pierce Law Center
1983 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 104 in Japan Japan Earthquakes Death USGS
NASA Launches European X-ray Observatory Satellite (EXOSAT) to Observe Cosmic X-Rays Spaces Exploration Radiation NASA

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