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1814 Ernst Curtius (German Archaeologist) German Scientists & Mathematicians Archaeology Classic Greece
1853 Wilhelm Ostwald (Russian-German 1909 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry)  Wilhelm Ostwald Chemistry 1909 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1877 Frederick Soddy (English 1921 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry)  Frederick Soddy Chemistry Radiation 1921 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1921 Ozzie Williams (Washington, D.C.-born African-American Engineer)  Ozzie Williams Manned Space Exploration African American Scientists & Mathematicians
1923 René Frédéric Thom (French Mathematician Awarded the 1958 Fields Medal) French Mathematicians & Scientists Awarded 1958 Fields Medal
1948 Christa McAuliffe (Massachusetts-born Teacher in Space) Christa McAuliffe Education Astronauts
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1836 William Henry (English Physician, Chemist) William Henry Chemistry
1992 Barbara McClintock (Connecticut-born Geneticist; 1983 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Barbara McClintock Genetics 1983 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
2001 Christiaan Barnard (South African Heart Surgeon)  Christiaan Barnard Medical Research The Heart
1752 The Julian Calendar Is Used for the Last Time In Britain and the Colonies Great Britain U.S. Colonial History Calendars University of Georgia Virginia Historical Society
1907 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered West of Alaska's Near Islands Alaska Earthquake USGS
1923 143,000 People Die As Aftershocks Continue and Fires Consume Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan Earthquake Fire Safety Death History Channel
1935 Labor Day 'Storm of the Century' Hurricane Slams the Florida Keys: 408 die Florida Hurricanes Death Weather Channel
1992 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 116 People Nicaragua, Leaving over 13,500 Homeless Nicaragua Earthquake Death USGS
1993 U.S. & Russia Issue Joint Statement of Cooperation in Space Russia NASA Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency
2005 Governor of Louisiana Orders National Guard to Shoot to Kill New Orleans Looters New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death BBC
President Bush Tours the Devastated Coasts of Louisiana. Mississippi & Alabama Louisiana Missisippi Alabama President George W. Bush Hurricane Katrina Flooding Death National Public Radio
Novelist John Grisham and His Wife Donate $5M for a Mississippi Gulf Coast Relief Fund John Grisham American Authors Hurricane Katrina Flooding Mississippi Writers' Project

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