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1755 Fausto Elhuyar (Spanish Chemist, Geologist) Fausto Elhuyar Chemistry Mineralogy Tungsten
1855 James Gayley (Pennsylvania-born Metallurgist/Engineer) Pennsylvania Scientists and Mathematicians Center for Study of Technology and Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1982 Edith Quimby (Illinois-born Pioneer in the Study of Radiation) Illinois Scientists and Mathematicians Radiation The Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association Intellihealth
1841 Patent Granted for the Collapsible Toothpaste Tube Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions USPTO
1881 David Henderson Houston Granted Patent for Roll Film Scottish Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Photography State of North Dakota
1887 Cincinnati's Granville T. Woods Receives Patent for a Telephone System Granville T. Woods Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors African American Registry
Alexander Miles Patents an Improved Elevator Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors St. Louis Public  Library
1918 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Kill 116 in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Earthquake Tsunami Death USGS
1927 Charles Lindbergh Arrives in Atlanta, GA in the "Spirit of St. Louis" Georgia Charles Lindbergh University of Georgia
1939 President Roosevelt Considers Einstein's Letter Urging Development of U.S. Atomic Program President Franklin Roosevelt Albert Einstein Nuclear Weapons U.S. Department of Energy
1950 FCC Issues First Color Television Broadcast License to CBS FCC Television Historic Firsts History Channel
1958 Pioneer I Fails to Reach the Moon - Falls Back to Earth Lunar Exploration Space Exploration New York Times
1968 Apollo 7, The First Manned Apollo Mission, Launched with Three Aboard Lunar Exploration Space Exploration Historic Firsts New York Times
1980 Second Earthquake in Three Hours Hits Algeria Algeria Earthquake Death BBC
1983 Last U.S. Phone Call Using a Hand-crank Phone, Made in Bryant Pond, ME Maine Maine
1984 Astronaut Kathy Sullivan Is First American Woman to Walk in Space Space Shuttle Women Historic Firsts New York Times
1985 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys 500 Houses in Guatemala Guatemala Earthquake USGS
1988 Computer Successfully Factors 100-digit Number Mathematics History of Technology Center for Study of Technology and Society

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