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1874 Carl Bosch (German Chemist; 1931 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) Carl Bosch Chemistry 1931 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
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1859 Edwin Drake Drills the First Successful Oil Well: 69.5' in Titusville, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Business & Economics Historic Firsts Technology and Society History Channel
1881 Hurricane Kills an Estimated 700 People Along the Coast of Georgia Georgia Hurricanes Death University of Georgia
1883 Indonesian Volcano, Krakatoa, Erupts Creating Tsunamis That Kill 36,000 People Krakatoa Volcanoes Tsunamis Death San Diego State University History Channel
1893 Hurricane Kills Thousands and Leaves Tens of Thousands Homeless in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina Florida Georgia South Carolina Hurricanes Death University of Georgia
1900 U.S. Army Physicians, Walter Reeds and J.C. Carroll, Begin Test to Prove Mosquitoes Transmit Yellow Fever Walter Reed Yellow Fever Library of Congress
1962 U.S. Launches Mariner 2: First U.S. Spacecraft to Fly By Another Planet (Venus) Space Exploration Venus Historic Firsts New York Times NASA
1984 Christa McAuliffe Selected to be First Teacher in Space Christa McAuliffe Space Exploration Education Historic Firsts Challenger Center
2003 Mars Passes Closer to Earth Than At Any Time in 60,000 Years Mars Sky and Telescope

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