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1501 Gerolamo Cardano Italian Mathematician) Gerolamo Cardano Mathematics
1870 Georges Claude (French Inventor of the Neon Lamp) Georges Claude Light Inventors & Invention Neon
1891 William F(rederick) Friedman (Russian Cryptologist) Russian Scientists & Mathematicians World War I World War II
1894 E. Franklin Frazier (Maryland-born African-American Sociologist) Maryland Scientists & Mathematicians African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1895 André F. Cournand (French-born 1956 Nobel Laureate for Medicine) French Scientists & Mathematicians 1956 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1898 Howard Walter Florey (Australian Biochemist; 1945 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Howard Walter Florey Biochemistry Medical Research 1945 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1900 Stephen Bechtel (Indiana-born Engineer, Business Leader, Founder of Bechtel Corporation) Indiana Scientists & Mathematicians Business & Economics Bechtel
1905 Severo Ochoa (Spanish Biochemist; 1959 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Severo Ochoa Biochemistry Medical Research 1959 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1907 John R. Dunning (Nebraska-born Physicist) Nebraska Scientists & Mathematicians Physics Sub-Atomic Particles
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1945 Hans Geiger (German Inventor of the Geiger Counter) German Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors &Inventions
1852 Henri Giffard First Demonstrates the Dirigible with Flight from Paris to Trappe France Aviation Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1869 Robber Barons Attempt to Corner Gold and Send Markets into Panic Ulyssses S. Grant Markets & Investments Gold U.S. Treasury
1877 Fire Destroys Many Models at the U.S. Patent Office, But Important Records Are Saved U.S. Government Offices & Agencies Patents & Trademarks Fire Safety USPTO
1878 African-American Inventor, W.R. Davis, Receives a Patent for a Library Table Library and Media Resources Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors African American Registry
1886 Dr. Justus Ohage Performs the Nation's First Successful Gall Bladder Surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul St. Paul Minnesota Health Care Human Anatomy & Physiology St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota Historical Society
1894 The First Washington State Agricultural Fair Opens in Yakima Yakima, Washington Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts History Link
1908 The First Factory-built Model-T Completed Henry Ford Model T Business & Economics Historic Firsts History Channel
1929 Jimmy Doolittle Pilots First All-instrument Flight over New York's Mitchel Field New York Jimmy Doolittle Aviation Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1937 In Washington, the Lincoln County Fair Resumes in Davenport After a 23-Year Hiatus Lincoln County, Washington Farming & Agriculture History Link
1948 Honda Motor Company Opens Automobiles Japan Business & Economics Honda
1960 The U.S. Launches the Enterprise: the First Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Nuclear Weapons Naval History Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1964 The Puget Sound Ferry Chippewa Ends 64 Years of Service Washington Steamboats History Link
1966 Hurricane Inez Causes Mudslides and Floods on the Island of Guadeloupe, Killing 23 People and Nearly Destroying the Island's Banana Crop Guadaloupe Hurricane Death History Channel
1975 Dougal Haston and Doug Scott Are the First Britons to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest British Explorers Mount Everest Mountain Climbing Historic Firsts BBC
1981 NASA Launches SBS 2 (Satellite Business Systems 2) to Support Private Business Networks Space Exploration Economics & Business NASA
1996 President Clinton Signs Comprehensive Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons & Testing Bill Clinton Nuclear Weapons Control The Cold War World History New York Times
2009 NASA Announces the Discovery of Water on the Moon Lunar Exploration Water NASA
United Nations Security Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Enouraging All Nations to Dismantle Nuclear Arsenals United Nations Nuclear Weapons National Public Radio

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