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1685 Brook Taylor (English Mathematician) Brook Taylor Calculus
1921 Howard Jones (Virginia-born African-American Engineer) Howard Jones, Jr. American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1932 Luc Montagnier (French-born Pioneer in AIDS Research; 2008 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology) Luc Montagnier Medical Research AIDS 2008 Nobel Laureate for Medcine and Physiology
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1858 William Austin Burt (Massachusetts-born Inventor, Scientist) William Austin Burt Michigan American Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions
1990 B.F. Skinner (Pennsylvania-born Behavioral Psychologist) B.F. Skinner Psychology
1994 Richard Laurence Millington Synge (English 1952 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) Richard Laurence Millington Synge Chromatography 1952 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
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1868 Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen Finds Helium Line in the Solar Spectrum The Sun Light Helium LeMoyne College
1871 France's Alphonse Pénaud Flies His Planophore Airplane 131 Ft in 11 Seconds Paris Aviation History Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1930 Wolfgang von Gronau and Crew Make 1st Europe-US Transatlantic Flight Germany New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1932 J.A. Mollison Completes 1st Europe-US Transatlantic Solo Flight Ireland Canada Aviation History Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1947 Hewlett Packard Is Incorporated Business Computer Technology Hewlett Packard LeMoyne College
1949 Plant Patent #1 Issued to Henry Bosenberg, NJ, for a Climbing Rose New Jersey Scientists & Mathematicians Botany Patents & Copyrights Historic Firsts U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1983 Hurricane Alicia Slams the Texas Coast: 21 Die with $1+ Billion Damage Texas Hurricanes Death USA Today
1985 Japan Launches Suisei for November Probe of Comet Halley Japan Space Exploration Comets NASA
1994 Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Strikes Mascara Region of Western Algeria: 172 die Algeria Earthquakes Death BBC