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OCTOBER 8

1850 Henry-Louis Le Chatelier (French Chemist) Henry-Louis Le Chatelier Chemistry Equilibrium
1869 J(ames) Frank Duryea (Illinois-born Automobile Pioneer, Inventor) J. Frank Duryea Automobile Inventors & Inventions
1872 Mary Engle Pennington (Tennessee-born Chemist; Food Refrigeration and Preservation Expert) Tennessee Scientists & Mathematicians American Women Scientists & Mathematicians Foods and Nutrition Center for the Study of Science and Technology
1883 Otto Heinrich Warburg (German-born 1931 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Otto Heinrich Warburg Anatomy Enzymes 1931 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1917 Rodney Robert Porter (English Biochemist; 1972 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Rodney Robert Porter Biochemistry 1972 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1918 Jens C. Skou (Danish Chemist; 1997 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Jens C. Skou Enzymes 1997 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1926 CÚsar Milstein (Argentinean 1984 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) CÚsar Milstein DNA 1984 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1959 Carlos Noriega (Peruvian-American Astronaut) Peruvian Explorers, Astronauts Astronauts Latin-American Explorers Biography
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1823 New York Governor Clinton Presides over the Joining of the Erie Canal and Hudson River New York Political and Social Leaders Erie Canal Naval History University of Virginia
1860 Telegraph Line Is Opened between Los Angeles and San Francisco Los Angeles San Francisco The Telegraph History of Technology San Francisco Museum
1865 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Causes $500,000 in Property Damage Along the California Santa Cruz Mountains California Earthquake USGS
1918 The President of the Atlanta, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Tells Landlords Not to Evict Tenants Infected with Spanish Influenza Atlanta, Georgia 1918 Flu Epidemic Housing University of Georgia
1942 The U.S. Copper-silver-manganese Wartime Five-cent Coin Is Authorized. Currencies Copper Silver Managanese U.S. Treasury
1945 Truman Indicates the U.S. Has Shared Atomic Secrets with Britain and Canada Great Britain Canada President Truman Nuclear Weapons The Truman Library New York Times
1958 Dr ┼ke Senning Implants the First Internal Heart Pacemaker Medical Research The Heart History of Technology Historic Firsts TExas Heart Institute Canadian Broadcasting 'Corporation
1973 Britain's First Independent Radio Station Begins Broadcasting British Media Radio London Broadcasting Corporation Historic Firsts BBC
1990 Texas-born E. Donnall Thomas Is Selected for the Nobel Prize in Medicine Texas Scientists & Mathematicians Washington Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Cells 1990 Nobel Laureate in Medicine HistoryLink
1991 The Excavation of an African-American Burial Site in Lower Manhattan Is Announced New York City Slavery Death African-American Heritage National Park Service Preservation Magazine Archaeological Institute of America
2005 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 70,000+ in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan Pakistan India Afghanistan Earthquake CNN History Channel BBC USGS

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