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1851 Walter Reed (Virginia-born Pathologist and Bacteriologist: Yellow Fever) Walter Reed Medical Research Yellow Fever
1941 Ed Roberts (Florida-born "Father of the Personal Computer") Ed Roberts Computer Technology Inventors & Inventions Bill Gates & Microsoft

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1836 Work Begins on Indiana's Whitewater Canal at Brookville Indiana Canals Canal Society of Indiana
1900 The Chicago Electric Vehicle Company Test Drives Its First Car in Faribault, Minnesota Faribault, Minnesota Automobiles Electricity Minnesota Historical Association
1927 Charles Lindbergh Flies to Seattle Aboard the Spirit of St. Louis Washington Charles Lindbergh HistoryLink
1955 The Reserve Mining Company Begins the Commercial Production of Taconite in Silver Bay, Minnesota Silver Bay, Minnesota Iron Northshore Mining Company Minnesota Historical Association
1960 Peak of Volcano Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii, Established as a National Park Hawaii Volcanoes  Haleakala National Park
1961 U.S. Unmanned Test Proves Mercury Spacecraft Ready for Manned Missions Space Exploration NASA
1985 Polaroid Wins Huge Patent Lawsuit Against Kodak Polaroid Kodak Law & Legal Resources Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1988 Hurricane Gilbert's Air Pressure Falls to 888mb Producing 184mph Winds Hurricanes Penn State University
2008 Hurricane Ike Blasts Galveston, Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast Texas Hurricanes CNN National Public Radio

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