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SEPTEMBER 18

1815 James Bicheno Francis (English Pioneer of Hydraulic Engineering) English Scientists and Mathematicians Physics Inventors and Inventions Technology and Society
1819 Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (French Physicist Who Invented the Gyroscope and the Foucault Pendulum) Jean Bernard Leon Foucault Physics Inventors and Inventions
1907 Edwin M. McMillan (California-born 1951 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Edwin M. McMillan Neptunium Plutonium 1951 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1950 Twig C. George (Michigan-born Children's Non-fiction Science Author) Twig C. George Young-adult Authors Science Animals Non-fiction
1951 Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson (Detroit-born African-American Pediatric Neurosurgeon) Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson Health Care Profesisonals African American Scientists and Mathematicians
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1830 Leonhard Euler (Swiss Mathematician) Leonhard Euler Calculus
1892 James Bicheno Francis (English Pioneer of Hydraulic Engineering) English Scientists and Mathematicians Physics Inventors and Inventions Technology and Society
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1830 Tom Thumb Locomotive Loses Race to a Horse Railroads Horse Racing History of Technology
1851 The First Edition of the New York Times Is Published New York City Media Journalism Historic Firsts New York Times Writer's Almanac Technology and Society
1875 The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Opens Its Doors Cincinnati, Ohio Zoos Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Ohio Historical Society
1895 In Davenport, Iowa, D.D. Palmer Credits the First Chiropractic Adjustment with Restoring a Man's Hearing Davenport, Iowa Medicine Sherman College
1904 The Rocky Mountains Are First Crossed by Automobile Automobiles Westward Expansion Historic Firsts History Channel
1942 Flash Floods Ravage a Wide Area of Northwestern Wisconsin, Largely Decimating the Village of Spring Valley Spring Valley, Wisconsin Floods Wisconsin Historical Society
1959 NASA Launches Vanguard 3 Satellite to Test Solar Radiation and Earth's Magnetic Field Space Exploration Earth Science The Sun NASA
1962 NASA Launches TIROS 6 Satellite to Demonstrate Ability to Transmit Cloud Cover Pictures Space Exploration Earth Science Meteorology NASA
1964 NASA Conducts Test Launch of Saturn Rocket System Space Exploration NASA
1968 NASA Launches the First Intelsat 3 Telecommunications Satellite Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1980 Cuba's Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez Is First Black Man in Space Aboard Soviet Soyuz 38 Cuba Soviet Union Astornauts & Cosmonauts NASA

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