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1802 John Gorrie (South Carolina-born Inventor Granted First U.S. Patent for Mechanical Refrigeration) South Carolina Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Florida State Historical Society
1844 Patrick Manson (Scottish Physician) Scottish Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine
1854 William Crawford Gorgas (Alabama-born Surgeon General of the U.S.; Conquered Yellow Fever in Panama) Alabama Scientists & Mathematicians Yellow Fever
1881 Dudley Woodard (Texas-born African-American Mathematician) Texas Scientists & Mathematicians American Scientists & Mathematicians African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1913 David Pitt (Grenada-born Physician/British Political Leader) Grenada British Political and Social Leaders Health Care African American Registry
1944 Pierre René Deligne (Belgian Mathematician) Pierre René Deligne Algebra
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1867 Elias Howe (Massachusetts-born Inventor) Elias Howe Inventors & Inventions
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1893 John S. Thurman of St. Louis Patents the Motor-driven Vacuum Cleaner Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Pierce Law Center
1915 A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Pleasant View, Nevada Nevada Earthquakes USGS
1918 700 Cases of Flu Reported At the University of Washington Naval Training Station Washington Influenza HistoryLink
1924 Franklin Roosevelt Arrives in Warm Springs, GA Seeking a Cure for His Polio Paralysis Georgia Franklin Roosevelt Polio University of Georgia
1927 Massachusetts' Worcester Airport Opens Massachusetts Aviation History Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1942 Germans Conduct First Successful V-2 Rocket Test Germany World War II History Channel
1950 Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain Patent a Transistor William Bradford Shockley John Bardeen Walter Brattain Patents & Trademarks U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1952 Britain Detonates an Atomic Bomb - Becomes Third Nuclear Power Great Britain Nuclear Weapons The Cold War World History U.S. Department of Energy
1962 Wally Schirra Completes 6 Earth Orbits in U.S. Mercury Sigma 7 Spacecraft Wally Schirra Space Exploration Mercury 8
1964 Hurricane Hilda Spawns Tornado Killing 22 in Larose, Louisiana Louisiana Hurricanes Tornados Death NOAA
1974 A Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Strikes Peru: 78 Die, 2,400 Injured Peru Earthquakes Death USGS

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