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SEPTEMBER 15

1795 James Percival (Connecticut-born Geologist, Poet) Connecticut Authors Geology Poetry Wisconsin Historical Society
1815 Jan Matzeliger (Suriname-born African-American Inventor) Jan Matzeliger Inventors & Inventions African American Scientists and Inventors
1852 Edward Bouchet (Connecticut-born African-American Scientist, Educator) Edward Bouchet Science Education African American Scientists and Inventors
1881 Ettore Bugatti (Italian Engineer; Builder of Racing and Luxury Automobiles) Italian Scientists and Engineers Automobiles
1929 Murray Gell-Mann (New York City-born 1969 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Murray Gell-Mann Sub-atomic Paticles 1969 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1824 Hurricane Drowns 83 people on St. Simons Island Along the Georgia Coast Georgia Hurricane Death University of Georgia
1884 In Heidelberg, Germany Dr. Carl Koller Demonstrates Cocaine as a Topical, Local Anesthetic Germany Scientific Research Intellihealth
1909 Court Rules Henry Ford Is Violating George Selden's Automobile Patent Rights Henry Ford George Selden Automobiles Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights History Channel
Charles Kettering Applies for a Patent on the Automobile Ignition Charles Kettering Automobiles Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Law and Legal Resources History Channel
1931 Zelda Fitzgerald Is Released from Prangins Clinic in Nyon, Switzerland Switzerland F. Scott Fitzgerald American Authors Mental Health American Collection
1945 Hurricane Hits Florida's Richmond Naval Air Station Causing $35M Damage Florida Hurricane Economics Florida State Historical Society
1968 An Wang Obtains Patent for a Basic Calculating Component of Computer Technology Chinese Mathematicians and Scientists Computer Technology Inventors & Inventions Asian-American Mathematicians & Scientists USPTO
1971 Environmental Organization Greenpeace Founded in Vancouver, Canada Canada Earth and Environmental Organizations Greenpeace
1997 FDA Bans Sales of Popular Diet Drugs Fenfluramine & Dexfenfluramine US FDA Drugs CNN
1998 Jupiter's Rings Theorized to Be Dust from Cosmic Collisions with Jupiter Moons Jupiter CNN

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