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1812 Richard Hoe (New York City-born Inventor of the Rotary Printing Press) New York City Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Journalism
1818 Richard Gatling (North Carolina-born Inventor of the Gatling Gun) North Carolina Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions War New York Times
1897 Irčne Joliot-Curie (French-born 1935 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Irčne Joliot-Curie Chemistry 1935 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2009 Norman Borlaug (Iowa-born Agronomist; 1970 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Norman Borlaug Farming & Agriculture Earth & Environmental Science 1970 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1866 First Producing Oil Well in Texas Comes In Texas Economics Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1876 First Workable Typewriter Is Sold in Milwaukee Wisconsin Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Writer's Alamanc
1881 The Balloon Great Northwest, Piloted by Samuel A. King, Fails in Attempts to Fly from Minneapolis to the Atlantic Coast Minneapolis, Minnesota Hot Air Balloons Minnesota Historical Society
1959 Soviets Launch Luna 2, First Spacecraft to Reach the Surface of the Moon Soviet Space Program Lunar Exploration Space Exploration BBC
1960 President Eisenhower Designates Parts of Florida Disaster Areas Following Hurricane Donna Florida President Dwight Eisenhower Hurricanes Florida State Historical Association
1988 Hurricane Gilbert Slams Jamaica with 145 mph Winds of 145 mph: 45 Die, $1B Damage Jamaica Hurricanes Death Economics New York Times
1991 Space Shuttle Discovery Lifts Off to Deploy Ozone Observatory Earth Science Space Exploration NASA
1992 Dr. Mae Carol Jemison Is First African-American Woman in Space  Dr. Mae Carol Jemison Women Astronauts Famous African Americans NASA

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