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1878 Charles Mauguin (French Mineralogist and Crystallographer) Charles Mauguin Crystallography
1915 Elizabeth Stern (Canadian-born American Pathologist) Canadian Scientists and Mathematicians Disease Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1857 Gaslights Illuminate the Streets of St. Paul for the First Time St. Paul, Minnesota Light Historic Firsts MInnesota Historical Society
Melville Bissell Patents a Carpet-sweeper Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1865 Minnesota Governor Stephen Miller Announces Gold Has Been Found Near Vermilion Lake Minnesota Gold Minnesota Historical Society
1889 Georgia Legislature Bans Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco or Cigarette Paper to Minors Georgia Tobacco Child Health Care University of Georgia
In Richmond, Indiana Horse-Drawn Trolley Cars Give Way to Electric Streetcars Richmond, Indiana Transportation Indiana Historical Society
1924 Heavy Rains and High Winds Disrupt the Pendleton Roundup in Oregon Oregon Rodeo Storms Pendleton Roundup
1930 Frenchmen Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte, Who Made the First East-to-West trans-Atlantic Flight, Are Celebrated in Minneapolis French Explorers and Aviators Minneapolis, Minnesota Aviation History Minnesota Historical Society
1957 First Underground Nuclear Test Takes Place in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons World History Historic Firsts New York Times
1985 Mexico City Earthquake Kills Thousands Mexico City Earthquakes Death New York Times
2003 Hurricane Isabel Hits Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Hurricanes BBC

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