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1852 William Ramsay (Scottish-born 1904 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) William Ramsay Helium Neon Argon Krypton 1904 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1901 Charles Stark Draper (Missouri-born Weapons Inertial Navigation Engineer) Missouri-born Scientists & Mathematicians War Draper Lab Technology and Society
1935 Robert Lawrence (Chicago-born Test Pilot: First African-American Selected for Astronaut Training) Chicago Explorers and Astronauts Astronauts African-American Explorers and Astronauts African-American Registry
1941 Jennifer Owings Dewey (Chicago-born Children's Science Author) Jennifer Owings Dewey Primary Children's Authors Science
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1927 Svante Arrhenius (Swedish Chemist; 1903 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Svante Arrhenius Chemistry 1903 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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1836 Charles Darwin Returns to Falmouth, England, After Five-Year Expedition Aboard the HMS Beagle Charles Darwin Evolution History Channel Concordia
1861 The First Train of the Wisconsin Central Railroad Runs Between Menasha and Waupaca Wisconsin Railroad Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1894 A Tornado Kills 4 in Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Tornadoes Death National Weather Service Arkansas History Commission
1898 Hurricane Knocks Georgia's Sapelo Island Lighthouse Out of Commission for 100 Years Georgia Hurricanes Sapelo Island Lighthouse University of Georgia
1903 In Alaska, Telegraphic Communication Is Established Between Sitka and Juneau Via Submarine Cable Alaska The Telegraph Alaska Historical Society
1919 President Woodrow Wilson Suffers Paralyzing Stroke Woodrow Wilson The American Presidency Stroke New York Times
1962 NASA Launches Explorer 14 to Measure Cosmic-ray Particles and Interplanetary Magnetic Fields Space Exploration The Solar System NASA
1966 NASA Launches ESSA 3 Meteorological Satellite to Record Daytime Earth Cloud Cover Space Exploration Earth Science Meteorology Clouds NASA
1974 Researchers Link Smoking Marijuana to Brain Damage Scientific Research Marijuana The Brain BBC
1987 5.4. Magnitude Earthquake Kills Three in Peru Peru Earthquake Death USGS
2001 Washington's Cedar River Watershed Education Center is dedicated Washington Earth and Environmental Science Official Web Site HistoryLink

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