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1756 John Loudon MacAdam (Scottish Inventor of the 'Tarmacadam' or 'Tarmac' Road Surface) Scottish Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Automobiles
1853 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (Dutch-born 1913 Nobel Laureate in Physics) Dutch Scientists & Mathematicians Physics Helium Temperature 1913 Nobel Laureate in Physics
1866 Charles Nicolle (French-born 1928 Nobel Laureate in Medicine & Physiology) French Scientists & Mathematicians Typhus 1928 Nobel Laureate in Medicine & Physiology
1895 Juan de la Cierva (Spanish Aviation Pioneer) Spanish Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Aviation History
1926 Donald A. Glaser (Ohio-born 1960 Nobel Laureate in Physics) Donald Glaser Physics Sub-atomic Particles 1960 Nobel Laureate in Physics
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1961 Earle Dickson (Tennessee-born Inventor of the Band-Aid) Tennessee Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Health Care Johnson and Johnson
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1888 The First Electric Lights in Arkansas Are Lit in Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas Electric Light Bulb Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1891 The First Siberian Reindeer in Alaska Were Landed at Unalaska by the Revenue Cutter Bear Unalaska San Diego Zoo Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1895 Frank Duryea First Drives His Motor Coach in the Streets of Springfield, MA Massachusetts Duryea Brothers Automobiles Historic Firsts The Duryea Automobiles
1897 African-American F.W. Leslie Receives Patent #590,325 for Envelope Seal Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions St. Louis Public Library
1901 Louisiana's First Oil Well Comes in Near Jennings Louisiana Energy Historic Firsts Louisiana Department of Natural Resource
1938 Hurricane Strikes New York & New England: Extensive Damage, 600 Die New York Great New England Hurricane Death History Channel Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1941 Residents of Orange County, Indiana Preserve an 80-Acre Tract of Virgin Hardwood by Buying It Back from Veneer Company Orange County, Indiana Trees Business Earth Science Indiana Outfitters Indiana Historical Society
1942 First Flight of a B-29 Superfortress Is Made over Seattle, Washington Washington State World War II Aviation History History Channel HistoryLink
1989 Hurricane Hugo Strikes Charleston, SC with Winds Up to 135 mph South Carolina Hurricanes New York Times
1999 Powerful Earthquake Strikes Taiwan, At Least 2,400 Die Taiwan Earthquakes Death USGS
2003 NASA Ends 8-year Mission Vaporizing Galileo in Jupiter's Atmosphere Exploration of Jupiter Space Exploration NASA

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