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1766 John Dalton (English Scientist: Father of the Atomic Theory) John Dalton Atomic Theory
1811 James Gilliss (Washington, D.C.-born Naval Officer; Founded the U.S. Naval Observatory) Washington, D.C. Observatories and Telescopes Observatories and Telescopes
1876 J. J. R. Macleod (Scottish-born 1923 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology for Discovery of Insulin) Scottish Scientists and Mathemaitcians Diabetes 1923 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1895 Walter Robert Dornberger (German Engineer; Directed Construction of V-2 Rocket) German Scientists and Mathematicians World War II
1906 Luis Federico Leloir (Argentine 1970 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Argentine Scientists and Mathemaitcians Biochemistry 1970 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1919 Wilson Greatbatch (New York-born Inventor of the Pacemaker, Member of the Inventors Hall of Fame) Wilson Greatbatch Pacemaker Inventors & Inventions
1927 Margery Facklam (New York-born Children's Science Author) Margery Facklam Animals Insects Science
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1844 John C. Fremont Reaches the Great Salt Lake and Maps the Region John C. Fremont Utah U.S. Maps History Channel
1950 38.7" of Rain from Hurricane Easy Flood Yankeetown, Florida Florida Hurricanes Flooding Florida Historical Society
1954 Florida Governor Charley Johns Opens the Sunshine Skyway Toll Bridge over Tampa Bay Florida Bridges Florida Historical Society
1978 First Successful Laboratory Production of Human Insulin Is Announced Medical Research Genetics Historic Firsts Genentech

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