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AUGUST 31

1842 Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi (English Physician) English Mathematicians and Scientists Medicine
1852 John Neville Keynes (English Philosopher and Economist) English Mathematicians and Scientists Economics Philosophy
1874 Edward Thorndike (Massachusetts-born Psychologist and Educator) Edward Thorndike Psychology Noted Educators
1884 George Sarton (Belgian-born American Founder of the Study of the History of Science) Belgian Scientists and Mathematicians Science History
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1900 John Benett Lawes (English Agronomist) English Scientists & Mathematicians Farming & Agriculture Botany
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1836 African-American Inventor, Henry Blair, Receives Patent for Cotton Seed Planter Maryland Mathematicians, Scientsts & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Farming & Agriculture African American Mathematicians, Scientsts & Inventors
1886 First Fatal Earthquake in the U.S. Rocks Charleston, South Carolina, Killing 100+ People Charleston, South Carolina Earthquakes Death Historic Firsts USGS
1897 Thomas Edison Receives U.S. Patent for the "Kinetoscope" Thomas Edison Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks The Kinetoscope The Library of Congress
1899 F.O. Stanley Climbs Mount Washington in His Steam-powered Locomobile New Hampshire Massachusetts Scientists & Inventors Automobiles Inventors & Inventions Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1900 Walter Reed Uses Human Subject to Test Mosquito Theory of Yellow Fever Walter Reed Yellow Fever Medical Research Mosquito University of Virginia
1909 Injection of a Chemical Agent into a Rabbit Is First Application of Chemotherapy Medical Research Chemistry PBS
1954 Hurricane Carol Hits NE U.S., 65+ Dead & Millions of Dollars in Damage Hurricanes Death NewsDay
1960 Federal Charter Issued to Establish National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame U.S. Congress President Eisenhower Farming & Agriculture National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
1979 Howard-Koomur-Michels Is First Recorded Comet to Collide with the Sun. The Sun Comets Historic Firsts Melbourne Planetarium
2005 Mayor of New Orleans Orders Complete Evacuation Following Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Alabama Missisippi Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death

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