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1791 Michael Faraday (English Physicist and Chemist) Michael Faraday Physics Chemistry Electricity and Magnetism
1877 Victor Shelford (New York-born Zoologist and Animal Ecologist) New York Scientists & Mathematcians Animals Western Kentucky University
1901 Charles Huggins (Canadian-born American 1966 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine)  Charles Huggins Medical Research 1966 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1905 Eugen Sanger (German Rocket Propulsion Engineer) German Scientists & Mathematicians Space Exploration
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1890 An Expeditionary Team Make the First Recorded Ascent of Washington's Mount Olympus Washignton Mountains Climbing Historic Firsts Olympic National Park History Link
1931 Texas Law Attempts to Support Cotton Prices by Limiting Planting Acreage Texas Farming & Agriculture Law & Legal Resources Great Depression Texas State Historical Association
1949 The Soviet Union Explodes Its First Atomic Bomb Soviet Union Nuclear Weapons New York Times
1952 Classes Open at the University of Miami Medical School, Florida's First Medical School Florida Education Medicine Education University of Miami Medical School
1958 Florida Institute of Technology Holds Classes for Its First 154 Students Florida Education History of Technology Florida Institute of Technology Florida State Historical Society

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