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1816 Daniel Gooch (English Inventor, Railway Pioneer and Mechanical Engineer) English Scientists, Mathematicians & Inventors Railroads
1886 William Gibbs (Pennsylvania-born Naval Architect; Designer of the World War ll Liberty Ships) Pennsylvania Scientists, Mathematicians & Inventors Naval Military History World War II
1894 Rudolf Geiger (German Scientist: Meteorology) German Mathematicians and Scientists Meteorology
1899 Albert Claude (Belgian 1974 Nobel Laureate for Medicine) Albert Claude The Cell 1974 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1832 Sadi Carnot (French Physicist: Steam Engines, Power) Sadi Carnot Physics Steam Engines
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79 Mount Vesuvius Eruption Roman Cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii Pompeii Mount Vesuvius Death History Channel
1834 Cholera Epidemic Hits Detroit Detroit Cholera Michigan History Online
1854 John V. DeGrasse Is First African American Member of MA Medical Society Massachusetts Medicine African-American History Boston History Collaborative
1869 First U.S. Patent for a Waffle Iron Issued to Cornelius Swarthout, Troy, NY New York Scientists & Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Foods & Nutrition Famous Swarthouts
1878 Farmers from California's Sacramento Valley Protest Debris Dumped into Rivers and Streams by Mining Operations California Farming and Agriculture Rivers Earth and Environmental Science LearnCalifornia
1882 Flood Washes Away Town of Ben Ficklin, the County Seat of Tom Green County, TX Texas Floods University of Texas
1883 PPG Industries Is Incorporated PPG Economics & Business Chemistry Lemoyne College
1932 Amelia Earhart First Woman to Fly Nonstop Across U.S. (LA-Newark, 19 hrs) Amelia Earhart Aviation History Historic Firsts The New York Times
1968 Hydrogen Bomb Explosion Makes France the World's Fifth Nuclear Power France Nuclear Weapons The Cold War CNN
1992 Hurricane Andrew Causes Record Damage: 55 Die in FL, LA, Bahamas The Bahamas Florida Louisiana Hurricane Andrew
1997 Gordon Spence Discovers the Largest Known Mersene Prime Number: 895,932 Digits Prime Numbers CNN

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