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1737 Luigi Galvani (Italian Physicist) Luigi Galvani Electricity & Magnetism
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2003 Edward Teller (Hungarian Nuclear Physicist) Edward Teller Physics Nuclear Weapons
1861 The Steamboat Alhambra Delivers Minnesota's First Steam Locomotive to St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Steamboats Railroad Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1867 The First Passenger Train Pulls into Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Railroad Iowa State Historical Association
1884 In Minnesota, a Tornado Strikes the Lumber Mill at Marine on St. Croix, Blowing Away a Million Board Feet of Cut Lumber Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota Tornado Economics & Business Minnesota Historical Society
1919 Hurricane Devastates Key West, Florida: 300 Die Florida Hurricanes Death Florida State Historical Society
1922 Massachusetts Audubon Society Acquires 43 Acres for a Wildlife Sanctuary Massachusetts Earth & Environmental Sciences Animals Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1933 Atlanta's WSB Radio Begins Broadcasting with New 50,000-watt Transmitter Atlanta Radio WSB Radio University of Georgia
1945 First Computer Bug Is Documented: Live Moth in a Mark II Computer History of Technology Historic Firsts
1949 Fire Destroys the Snake River Bridge at Burbank, Washington Burbank, Washington Bridges Fire Safety HistoryLink
1961 A Meteorite Hits Grayson County, Texas Texas Meteroites Texas State Historical Association
1965 Hurricane Betsy Hits Louisiana, Killing 60 People Louisiana Hurricanes Death Louisiana Secretary of State
1971 Apollo 15 Astronauts Are Recognized By a Joint Session of Congress Space Exploration Lunar Exploration U.S. Congress

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