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1848 Viktor Meyer (German Scientist/Mathematician Who Determined Value of Avogadro's Number) Germany Scientists and Mathematicians Avogadro's Number
1918 Derek Barton (English-born 1969 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Derek Barton Chemistry Molecules 1969 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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1546 Zacatecas, Mexico Is Founded Near Silver Ore Discovered the Same Year Zacatecas, Mexico Silver Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History
1900 Hurricane Hits Galveston, TX: 6,000 - 8,000 Die Galveston Hurricane Hurricanes Death Library of Congress
1911 Children's Orthopedic Hospital Opens on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill Washington Children's Health Care HistoryLink
1930 3M Engineer Richard Drew Submits His New Invention "Scotch" Tape for Testing 3M Corporation Inventors and Inventions Smithsonian Magazine
1944 First German V-2 Rocket Hits London Destroying Homes & Killing 3, Injuring 10 England NAZI Germany World War II Death Channel 4
1960 President Eisenhower Dedicates NASA's Marshall Space Center in Huntsville, AL Alabama President Eisenhower NASA Alabama Department of Archives & History
1965 Category 3 Hurricane Betsy Strikes Southern Florida with 120 - 145 mph Winds Florida Hurricanes Florida State Historical Association

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