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1881 William Boeing (Detroit-born Aviation Engineer; Founder of Boeing Aircraft) Detroit Scientists & Mathematicians Aviation Boeing Aircraft
1904 Otto Robert Frisch Otto Robert Frisch Nuclear Fission Nuclear Weapons
1939 George Carruthers (Ohio-born African-American Astrophysicist) Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians Physics Space and Astronomy African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1972 Louis Leakey (archaeologist/anthropologist) English Scientists & Mathematicians Archaeology & Anthropology Evolution
1847 Amateur Astronomer, 29-year-old Maria Mitchell, Discovers a Comet from the Roof of Her Parent's Home in Nantucket, Massachusetts Massachusetts Scientists & Mathematicians Female American Scientists & Mathematicians Space and Astronomy Comets Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1893 A Hurricane Devastates the U.S. Gulf Coast, Killing 2,500 People Alabama Mississippi Louisiana Hurricane Death Louisiana Secretary of State
1897 The Temperature in Ashland, Wisconsin Research 115 Degrees Ashland, Wisconsin Temperature Wisconsin Historical Society
1908 The First Model T Goes On Sale for $25 a Car The Model T Business & Economics Historic Fists History Channel
University of Minnesota Board of Regents Authorizes the First Collegiate School of Nursing in the United States Minnesota Education Education Health Care Professions Historic Firsts University of Minnesota School of Nursing Minnesota Historical Association
1942 The Chisos Quicksilver Mining Company of Terlingua, Texas Files for Bankruptcy Terlingua, Texas Mercury Economics Texas State  Historical Association
1949 The First Hydroplane Is Tested on Seattle's Lake Washington Washington Naval History Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1957 The British Public Receives a Vaccine Against Asian Flu Great Britain Influenza BBC
1969 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys Three Villages in Central Peru, Killing 136 People, Injuring 216 Peru Earthquake Death USGS
1987 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Eight People in Los Angeles, Leaves 2,200 Homeless Los Angeles Earthquakes Death History Channel USGS
Doctors in Syracuse, New York, Remove Two-Thirds of Raymond Carver's Cancerous Left Lung Raymond Carver American Authors Cancer American Collection
1992 MinnesotaCare Health Program, Benefiting Uninsured Low-Income State Residents, Goes Into Effect Minnesota Government Health Care MinnesotaCare Minnesota Historical Association
1995 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 101 People in Turkey, Injuring 348, Leaving 50,000 Homeless Turkey Earthquakes Death USGS
2009 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Indonesia Indonesia Earthquake Death USGS National Public Radio

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