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1769 Georges, Baron Cuvier (French Zoologist and Statesman) French Scientists and Mathematicians Science
1811 Auguste Bravais (French Crystallographer) French Mathematicians and Scientists Crystallography
1852 Arnold Toynbee (English Economist and Social Reformer) English Mathematicians and Scientists Economists
1853 James Shober (North Carolina-born African-American Physician) North Carolina Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1926 Clifford Geertz (San Francisco-born Anthropologist and Writer) San Francisco Scientists & Mathematicians Anthropologists and Archaeologists San Francisco Authors & Illustrators Writer's Almanac
1931 Hamilton O. Smith (New York-born 1978 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) New York Mathematicians and Scientists DNA 1978 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1933 Robert F. Curl (Texas-born 1996 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Robert Curl Organic Chemistry Carbon 1996 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1940 Thomas Steitz (Wisconsin-born 2009 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Thomas Steitz Ribosomes 2009 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1944 Antonio Novello (Puerto Rican Surgeon General of the United States) Antonio Novello Health Care United States Government Latin-American Studies
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1806 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (French Physicist) Charles-Augustin de Coulomb Physics Electricity
1991 Florence Seibert (Pennsylvania-born Biochemist) Florence Seibert Biochemistry Tuberculosis
1997 John Kendrew (English-born 1962 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) John Cowdery Kendrew Protein 1962 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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1892 New York African-American Inventor, Oscar Brown, Granted Patent for a Horseshoe New York Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Horses African-American Scientists & Inventors University of Buffalo
1902 Fannie Farmer's School of Cookery Opens Fannie Farmer Foods & Nutrition History Net
1910 New York's Hard D. Weed Patents the Snow Tire Chain for Automobiles New York Scientsts & Inventors Automobiles Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks
1937 Carl Crane Makes First Fully Automated Landing at Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio Aviation History Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1962 First Live Television Satellite Broadcast Between U.S. & Europe European History Television History of Technology Historic Firsts
1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 Takes the First Photograph of the Earth from the Moon Lunar Exploration Photography Historic Firsts NASA
1977 Bryan Allen Pedals Gossamer Condor for First Human-Powered Flight of 1+ Miles Gossamer Condor Historic Firsts National Air and Space Museum
1983 The Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts Opens in Natchitoches on the Campus of Northwestern State University Louisiana Education Education Math Science Arts Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts Louisiana Secretary of State
1992 Hurricane Andrew Hits the Bahamas with 120 mph Winds The Bahamas Hurricanes Andrew

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