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SEPTEMBER 29

1901 Enrico Fermi (Italian Physicist; 1938 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Enrico Fermi Physics Nuclear Energy Nuclear Weapons 1938 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1942 C. William "Bill" Nelson (Florida-born U.S. Congressman; First Member of Congress to Journey Aboard the Space Shuttle) Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congressman Space Shuttle Florida Historical Society
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1913 Rudolf Diesel (German Automotive Pioneer)  Rudolf Diesel Automobiles Inventors & Inventions
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1759 Mexican Volcano Jorullo Is Born Mexico Volcanoes Dartmouth College
1914 Thomas Edison Is Granted Patent for the Phonograph Record Thomas Edison Phonograph Inventors and Inventions Patents & Copyrights Rutgers University
1915 Violent Hurricane Reaches New Orleans: 275 Die, $5M Damage New Orleans Hurricane University of Chicago
1937 Purdy (Spit) Bridge Is Completed in Pierce County, Washington Pierce County, Washington Bridges History Link
1987 The Compaq Portable 386 Goes on Sale for $8,000 and Weighs 20 Pounds Computer Technology CIO
1988 Discovery First Shuttle Launched Since Challenger Disaster 01/28/1986 Space Shuttle NASA BBC
2009 8.0 Magnitude South Pacific Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Killing Dozens Samoa Earthquake Tsunami Death USGS National Public Radio

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