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1879 Frank Jewett (California-born Engineer; First President of Bell Laboratories: 1925-40) Frank Jewett Telephone
1897 A. C. Nielsen (Chicago-born Market Research Engineer) Chicago Scientists and Mathematicians Statistics Television Nielsen Media Research
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1881 Forest Fires Engulf Michigan's Thumb Michigan Trees Fire Safety State of Michigan
1925 Temperature in Centreville, Alabama Reaches Highest in the State's Recorded History: 112. Centreville, Alabama Temperature Alabama State Archives
1944 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Near Massena, New York Is Largest in the State's Recorded History Massena, New York Earthquakes USGS
1950 Hurricane Easy Produces 125 mph Winds and Florida Record 24-hr Rainfall of 38.7" at Yankeetown Yankeetown, Florida Hurricanes Florida Historical Society
1977 NASA Launches Voyager 1 Spacecraft Two Weeks after Launching Its Twin, Voyager 2. Space Exploration The Solar System NASA Technology & Society

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