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1647 Denis Papin (French-born English Physicist; Inventor of the Pressure Cooker) Denis Papin Physics Inventors & Inventions Foods and Nutrition
1834 Samuel Pierpont Langley (Massachusetts-born Astronomer, Physicist and Aeronautics Pioneer) Samuel Pierpont Langley Astronomy Inventors & Inventions Aviation
1868 W. R. Whitney (New York-born Chemist; Founded General Electric Research Laboratory) New York Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry
1920 Denton Cooley (Texas-born Heart Surgeon) Texas Scientists & Mathematicians The Heart Health Care Professionals
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1787 John Fitch Demonstrates the First Successful Steamboat John Fitch Steamboat Inventors & Inventions Historic First Library of Congress
1864 Treaty of Geneva Adopts the Red Cross as the International Symbol for Medical Assistance The International Red Cross The Nobel Foundation
1865 William Sheppard of New York City Patents Liquid Soap New York Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Soap University of Texas
1902 Teddy Roosevelt First American President to Ride in an Automobile Autos Theodore Roosevelt American Presidents New York Times
1933 Georgia Fishermen Kill a 10' Rattlesnake with 18" Girth and 61 Rattles Georgia Rattlesnakes This Day in Georgia History
1962 Savannah, World's First Nuclear Submarine, Completes Maiden Voyage Georgia Nuclear Energy Submarines This Day in Georgia History
1977 Texas A & M University Opens College of Medicine Texas Education Education Medicine Texas A&M Medical School Texas State Historical Association
1992 Hurricane Andrew Attains Winds of 110 mph 500 Miles East of Florida Coast Florida Hurricanes Florida Historical Society