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1725 Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (French Inventor/Builder of the First Automobile) Nicolas Joseph Cugnot Inventors and Inventions Automobiles Steam Engine
1773 Agostino Bassi de Lodi (Italian Bacteriologist) Italian Scientists & Mathematicians Bacteriologist Insects
1798 Élie de Beaumont (French Geologist) French Scientists & Mathematicians Geology
1807 Alfred Lewis Vail (New Jersey-born Inventor) New Jersey Scientists & Inventors Telegraph Inventors & Inventions
1843 Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (Illinois-born Geologist) Illinois Scientists & Inventors Geology
Melville Bissell (New York-born Inventor of the Vacuum Sweeper) New York Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Bissell
1846 Wladimir Köppen (German Meteorologist) German Scientists & Mathematicians Meteorology
1866 Thomas Hunt Morgan (Kentucky-born 1933 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Thomas Hunt Morgan Genetics 1933 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1904 Columbus Iselin (New York-born Oceanographer) New York Scientists & Mathematicians Oceanography
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1933 Paul Ehrenfest (Austrian Atomic Physicist) Paul Ehrenfest Atomic Theory
1676 Greenwich Mean Time Becomes England's Standard England Greenwich Mean Time Harvard University
1818 English Obstetrician, Dr. James Blundell, Performs the First Successful Human Blood Transfusion British Scientists & Mathematicians Health Care Blood Historic Firsts Body1
1896 Four U.S. Generals Speak Against the Silver Standard and in Support of William McKinley to an Audience of 6,000 in St. Paul, Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota William McKinley Silver Minnesota Historical Society
1902 Interurban Rail Service Begins Between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington Tacoma, Washington Railroads Historic Firsts History Link
1922 WOAI-San Antonio Begins Broadcasting as the First Radio Station in South Texas San Antonio, Texas Radio Historic Firsts WOAI-San Antonio Texas State Historical Association
1956 First Transatlantic Phone Call Is Made The Telephone World History Historic Firsts Canadian Broadcasting Corporation International Cable Protection Committee
1960 NASA's Pioneer P-30 Lunar Orbiter Probe Fails Shortly after Launch Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1968 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 20, Injures 500 in Mexico's Southern Chiapas Region Mexico Earthquakes Death USGS
1989 NASA's Launches Its 8th and Final FLTSATCOM UHF Communications Satellite Space Exploration NASA
1992 NASA Launches Mars Observer as First Mission to Study Another Planet's Geoscience and Climate Mars Exploration Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1997 NASA's Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-86) for 7th MIR Docking Mission Russian Space Program Space Shuttle NASA
2003 8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Injures 589 in Japan's Hokkaido Region Japan Earthquakes USGS

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