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OCTOBER 4

1716 James Lind (Scottish-born Pioneer in Curing Scurvy) Scottish Scientists and Mathematicians Disease Intellihealth
1808 Charles Whittlesey (Connecticut-born Attorney, Geologist in Ohio) Connecticut Scientists & Mathematicians Ohio Scientists & Mathematicians Geology Ohio Historical Society
1858 Michael Pupin (Hungarian Inventor) Michael Pupin Inventors & Inventions
1879 Edward Murray East (Illinois-born Botanist) Illinois Scientists & Mathematicians Botany
1903 Cyril Stanley Smith (English Nuclear Chemist) Cyril Stanley Smith Plutonium Uranium Nuclear Weapons World War II
1916 Vitaly L. Ginzburg (Russian-born 2003 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Vitaly L. Ginzburg Superconductvitiy 2003 Nobel Laureate for Physics
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1947 Max Planck (German-born 1918 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Max Planck Physics Light 1918 Nobel Prize for Physics
2004 Gordon Cooper (Oklahoma-born NASA Astronaut) Gordon Cooper Astronauts
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1582 The Last Julian Calendar Date for Roman Catholics. Next Date Is Oct 15, 1582 on the Gregorian Calendar Gregorian Calendar Catholicism University of Texas
1861 President Lincoln Observes a Balloon Demonstration Near Washington, D.C. Washington. D.C. President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Balloons History Channel
1898 Doctors First Notice a Smallpox Outbreak in Laredo, Texas Texas Smallpox Texas State Historical Association
1915 President Wilson Declares Utah's Dinosaur Quarry a National Monument Dinosaur National Monument President Wilson Dinosaurs Parks
1925 The Savannah River Bridge Is Opened Connecting Georgia and South Carolina South Carolina Georgia Bridges University of Georgia
1927 First Flight Made of Canada's First Commercial Air Mail Service Canada Aviation Historic Firsts Canadian Museum of Civilization
1949 Patent for Typhoid Antibiotic Issued to Crooks, Rebstock, Controalis and Bartz Typhus Patents & Trademarks U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1957 Soviet Union Launches Sputnik I, the First Artificial Satellite Sputnik I Space Exploration The Cold War Historic Firsts
1959 U.S. Rocket Launch Tests Mercury Capsule Aerodynamics and Integrity Space Exploration NASA
1983 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5 in Chile Chile Earthquake Death USGS

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