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1852 Hermann Emil Fischer (German-born 1902 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Hermann Emil Fischer Organic Chemistry 1902 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1860 Leonard Wood (New Hampshire-born Medical Officer and Governor General of the Philippines: 1921-7) The Philippines New Hampshire Military Leaders Medicine
1873 Charles Walgreen (Illinois-born Founder of the Walgreen Drug Store Chain) Charles Walgreen Medicines & Pharmaceuticals
1879 Max von Laue (German-born 1914 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Max von Laue Physics 1914 Nobel Laureate for Physics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1806 Benjamin Banneker (Maryland-born African-American Mathematician) Benjamin Banneker Mathematics Famous African Americans
1604 "Kepler's SuperNova" First Sighted in the Constellation Ophiuchus Johannes Kepler Space and Astronomy Oberlin College
1855 New York City's Isaac Singer Patents the Sewing Machine Motor New York City Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Singer USPTO
1856 Iowa's First Successful Manned Balloon Ascension Takes Place in Muscatine Muscatine, Iowa Hot Air Balloons Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1871 The Largest Earthquake in Delaware History Is Recorded Delaware Earthquakes USGS
1876 Alexander Graham Bell Makes the First Long-Distance Telephone Call Alexander Graham Bell The Telephone History of Technology Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1890 France's Clément Ader Achieves the First Sustained Motorized Flight French Scientists & Mathematicians Aviation Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1900 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Does Structural Damage on Alaska's Kodiak Island Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1921 Earle Dickson, a Cotton Buyer for Johnson & Johnson, Invents the Band-Aid The Band Aid Inventors and Inventions IntelliHealth
1933 Bones of Browns Valley Man Found in Traverse County, Minnesota Are Likely From a Paleo-Indian Between 8,000 and 12,000 Years Ago Traverse County, Minnesota Paleo Indians Archeology/Anthropology Minnesota Historical Society
1936 First Generator at the Hoover Dam Becomes Fully Operational Hoover Dam Electricity U.S. Department of the Interior History Channel
1938 The First Radio Altimeter is Demonstrated by Bell Labs in New York New York Aviation Inventors & Inventions Technology and Society
1992 30 lb. Meteorite Lands on an '80 Chevy Malibu in Peekskill, New York Peekskill, New York Automotives Astronomy Meteors & Meteorites History Channel
1995 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 49, Injures 100, Leaves 1,000 Homeless Along Mexico's Jalisco Coast Mexico Earthquakes Death USGS
2000 International Consortium Launches HETE-2 Satellite to Detect Gamma Ray Bursts Space Exploration MIT NASA

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