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1802 Antoine-Jerome Balard (French Chemist Who Discovered Bromine) French Scientists & Mathematicians Bromine
1870 Jean Perrin (French Physicist; 1926 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Jean Perrin Physics 1926 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1882 Hans Geiger (German Nuclear Physicist Who Invented the Geiger Counter) German Scientists & Mathematcians Radiation
1883 Nora Stanton Barney (American Civil Engineer, Architect, Suffragist) American Scientists & Mathematicians Architecture Women's Suffrage
1905 Nevill F. Mott (British Physicist; 1977 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Nevill F. Mott Physics 1977 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1939 Jean-Marie Lehn (French Chemist; 1987 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Jean-Marie Lehn Chemistry 1987 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1943 Johann Deisenhofer (German Biochemist; 1988 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Johann Deisenhofer Biochemistry 1988 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1951 Barry J. Marshall (Australian Bacteriologist; 2005 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Barry J. Marshall Helicobacter pylori 2005 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1985 Charles Richter (Ohio-born Seismologist) Charles Richter Earthquakes
2011 Ralph Steinman (Canadian Immunologist; 2011 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Canadian Scientists The Immune System BBC Rockefeller University
1846 Boston Dentist Is First to Use Ether as an Anesthetic Boston Drugs & Medicines Historic Firsts New York Times
1882 World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant Begins Operation in Appleton, Wisconsin Appleton, Wisconsin Energy Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1887 The South St. Paul Livestock Market Opens, Selling 363 Cattle the First Day St. Paul, Minnesota Farming & Agrciulture Cows Ecomnomics and Business Minnesota Historical Association
1892 The Oliver Mining Company Is Organized to Work Minnesota's Iron Range Minnesota Labor Iron Ecomnomics and Business Minnesota Historical Association
1902 Tom Gilmore Locates the Discovery Claim on Vault Creek in Alaska's Tanana District Alaska Gold Alaska Historical Society
1929 Germany's Fritz von Opel Completes First Manned Rocket-powered Flight Aviation Historic Firsts NASA
1947 L. B. Werner and Isadore Perlman Report Isolation of First Curium Compound Chemistry Curium Lemoyne College
1954 USS Nautilus Commissioned as World's First Nuclear Submarine Naval History Nuclear Weapons Historic Firsts New York Times
1963 Bronx Zoo Announces First Birth of a Gerenuk in the United States New York City African Wildlife Foundation African Wildlife Foundation
1968 Boeing Rolls Out the First 747 "Jumbo Jet" in Everett, Washington Washington Aviation Boeing Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1980 Xerox Publishes the Initial Ethernet Specifications Internet CIO
1982 Sixth and Final Chicago Victim Dies from Cyanide-laced Tylenol Chicago Crime Drugs and Medication Death National Health Museum
1993 6.4 Earthquake Strike Southern India: 10,000 die India Earthquake Death USGS
1999 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 33 and Injures 215 in Oaxaca, Mexico Mexico Earthquake Death USGS
2009 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Indonesia Indonesia Earthquake Death USGS National Public Radio

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