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AUGUST 28

1878 George Hoyt Whipple (New Hampshire-born 1934 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) George Hoyt Whipple Disease 1934 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1903 Bruno Bettelheim (Austrian-born American Psychologist) Austrian Scientists & Mathematicians Psychologiy
1908 Roger Tory Peterson (New York-born Ornithologist and Conservationist) Roger Tory Peterson Birds
1919 Godfrey Hounsfield (English Inventor of the EMI - Computer-assisted Tomography (CAT) Scanner) English Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Medicine Human Anatomy & Physiology Historic UK
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1830 Peter Cooper's "Tom Thumb" Steam Locomotive Defeats a Horse-drawn Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Car Railroads Horses Historic Firsts U.S. Department of Transportation
1922 First Radio Commercial Airs: WEAF, New York City New York City Radio Propaganda Historic Firsts New York Times
1933 President Roosevelt Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Holding of Gold by U.S. Citizens President Franklin Roosevelt The American Presidency Gold The Great Depression U.S. Treasury
1964 NASA Launches Nimbus 1 Meteorological Research-and-Development Satellite Space Exploration Earth Science Meteorology NASA
1973 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 600, Injures Hundreds More, in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico Earthquakes Death USGS
1983 Tropical Storm Barry Hits Near Brownsville, Texas Texas Storms Florida Historical Society

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