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1841 Theodor Kocher (Swiss-born 1909 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Theodor Kocher The Thyroid Gland Medical Research 1909 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1880 Joshua Lionel Cowen (New York City-born Inventor of the Lionel Model Railroad) New York City Inventors Railroads Inventors and Inventions Lionel Model Trains
1900 Hans Adolf Krebs (German-born English Biochemist: 1953 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Hans Adolf Krebs Biochemistry 1953 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1916 Frederick Chapman Robbins (Alabama-born 1954 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Frederick Chapman Robbins Botany Polio 1954 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1819 James Watt (Scottish Engineer and Developer of an Efficient Steam Engine) James Watt Steam Engine Inventors & Inventions
1822 William Herschel (German-born English Astronomer) William Herschel Space & Astronomy
1867 Michael Faraday (English Pioneer in the Study of Electricity) Michael Faraday Electricity
1908 Antoine-Henri Becquerel (French-born Physicist: 1903 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Antoine-Henri Becquerel Physics Radiation 1903 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1802 Harvard College Awards Honorary Degree to Astronomer Nathaniel Bowditch Nathaniel Bowditch Astronomy Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1840 Joseph Gibbons Patents a Seeding Machine Farming and Agriculture Trademarks and Patents Historical Scoeity of Michigan
1886 Black Physicians Form the Lone Star State Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical Association Texas Scienitsts and Mathematicians Medicine African American History Texas State Historical Association
1908 Martha Franklin Founds National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses Health Care Professions African American History African American Registry
1929 Graf Zeppelin Passes over San Francisco on Trans-Pacific Voyage from Tokyo Japan San Francisco Aviation
1981 Voyager 2 Spacecraft within 63,000 miles of Saturn: Transmits Pictures & Data NASA Saturn NASA
1983 Tropical Storm Barry Hits Land Near Melbourne, Fl and Exits Near Tampa Florida Storms Florida Historical Society
1989 Voyager 2 Makes Closest Approach to Neptune (29,217 Km), Transmits Photos NASA Neptune NASA

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