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1935 Gherman Titov (Russian Cosmonaut) Russian Explorers & Pioneers Russian Space Program Technology and Society
1937 Robert Crippen (Texas-born American Astronaut) Robert Crippen Astronauts
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1740 Hurricanes Almost Wipe Out the French Establishments at Biloxi and Mobile Biloxi, Mississippi Mobile, Alabama Hurricane Louisiana Secretary of State
1900 Francis and Freelan Stanley Receive a Motor Vehicle Patent Stanley Steamer Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions USPTO
1902 The Largest Forest Fire in Washington State's Recorded History Begins Washington Trees Fire Safety Death HistoryLink
1908 Thomas Edison Visits Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Ohio Inventors & Inventions HistoryLink
1912 St. Mary's Hospital Is Dedicated in Madison, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Health Care St. Mary's Hospital Wisconsin Historical Society
1931 A Temperature of 111 Degrees is Recorded in Beardsley, Minnesota Beardsley, Minnesota Temperature Minnesota Historical Society
1936 President Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder (Hoover) Dam by Starting Its Generators from Washington, D.C. Nevada Franklin Roosevelt Hoover Dam New York Times
1952 The First Artificial Heart Valve Is Implanted The Heart History of Technology Historic Firsts Pediatric Cardiology (pdf)
1967 NASA's Surveyor 5 Lands on the Moon, Begins Elemental Analysis of Surface Lunar Exploration Space Exploration NASA
1982 The USS Michigan Trident Submarine Is Launched at Groton, Connecticut Groton, Connecticut Submarines Michigan State Historical Society
1992 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8, Injures 37, in Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) Zaire Earthquakes Death USGS

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