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1775 John Kidd (English Chemist Who First Produced Naphthalene from Coal Tar) English Scientists & Mathematicians Organic Chemistry Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1857 James Keeler (Connecticut-born Astrophysicist) Connecticut Scientists & Mathematicians Physics Space and Astronomy
1892 Arthur Holly Compton (Ohio-born Physicist; 1927 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Arthur Holly Compton Physics 1927 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1916 Robert McClung (Pennsylvania-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Pennsylvania Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors American Artists Animals
1946 E. Wendy Saul (New Jersey-born Children's Author) New Jersey Authors & Illustrators Primary Children's Authors Science University of Maryland Baltimore County
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1846 Elias Howe Receives Patent for Sewing Machine Elias Howe Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions New York Times
1850 First Engine for the Dubuque & Pacific Railroad Is Ferried Across the Mississippi Iowa Railroad Mississippi River Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1889 The Washington State Grange Is Organized in LaCamas Camas, Washington Farming & Agrciulture Washington State Grange HistoryLink
1899 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Yakutat Bay, Alaska Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1921 The First German Autobahn Opens Near Berlin Germany Automobile World History Historic Firsts History Channel
1942 President Franklin Roosevelt Mandates Gasoline Rationing in the United States President Franklin Roosevelt Automotives Economics World War II History Channel
1960 U.S. & Canada Ground All Civilian Air Traffic to Test North America's Air Defenses Canada Aviation History Cold War Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1964 Hurricane Dora Blows Across North Florida with Winds Up to 125 mph After Coming Ashore Near St. Augustine St. Augustine, Florida Hurricanes Florida Historical Society
1974 Researcher Warns the American Chemical Society Aerosol Sprays May Deplete Earth's Ozone Layer Ozone The Earth and Environment American Chemical Society Television News Archive

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