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1728 Mathew Boulton (English Engineer, Industrialist Who Produced Steam Engines with James Watt) English Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Steam Engines Historic UK
1869 Fritz Pregl (Austrian Chemist; 1923 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) Fritz Pregl 1923 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
1888 Thomas Milton Rivers (Georgia-born Virologist Who Helped Develop the Polio Vaccine) Georgia Scientists & Mathematicians Polio University of Georgia
1899 Macfarlane Burnet (Australian Physician, Virologist; 1960 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Australian Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research 1960 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1938 Ryoji Noyori (Japanese Chemist; 2001 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) Ryoji Noyori 2001 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1752 September 3 Is September 14: Great Britain and Colonies Change to Gregorian Calendar Breat Britain Colonial America Gregorian Calendar LookSmart University of Georgia Virginia Historical Society Greenwich Guide
1821 Massachusetts General Hospital Admits Its First Patients Massachusetts Medicine Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1910 Alabama's First Boll Weevils Are Discovered Mobile County Mobile County, Alabama Boll Weevil Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
1928 Scottish Scientist, Alexander Fleming, Discovers That Penicillin Mold Kills Germs Scottish Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Historic Firsts Britannica
1930 Hurricane Batters the Dominican Republic, Killing More than 8,000 People Dominican Republic Hurricane Death History Channel
1935 On the Utah Bonneville Salt Flats, England's Malcolm Campbell Is the First person to Break 300 mph on Land English Sports Figures Utah Auto Racing Historic Firsts History Channel New York Times
President Franklin Roosevelt Allocates $5M for the Florida Ship Canal from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean Florida President Franklin Roosevelt Rivers and Canals Florida Historical Society
1937 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Centers on Alaska's Andreanof Islands Alaska Earthquake USGS
1968 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 24, Injures 200 and Destroys over 2,000 Houses in Turkey Turkey Earthquake Death USGS
1972 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills More Than 100 and Destroys 1,000+ Homes in Pakistan Pakistan Earthquake Death USGS
1976 Unmanned U. S. Viking II Lands on Mars: Taking First Pictures of Surface Mars Space Exploration Historic Firsts New York Times
1984 Typhoon Batters Philippines, Killing At Least 1,300 People, Injuring Hundreds More Republic of the Philippines Hurricanes & Typhoons Death BBC
1994 China and Russia Pledge Not to Target Nuclear Missiles or Use Force Against Each Other China Russia Nuclear Weapons The Cold War New York Times

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