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OCTOBER 14

1822 Alexander W. Livingston (Ohio-born Developer of Commercial Tomato Varieties) Ohio Scientists & Inventors Foods & Nutrition Farming & Agriculture Ohio Historical Society
1843 Ole Ringness (Norwegian-American Inventor of the Disc Plow and Disc Harrow) Norwegian Scientists & Inventors Texas Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Farming & Agriculture Texas State Historical Association
1857 Elwood Haynes (Indiana-born Automotives Pioneer) Indiana Business Leaders The Automobile Inventors & Inventions Business & Economics
1900 W. Edwards Deming (Iowa-born Statistician) Iowa Statistics Japan
1902 William Allison Davis (Washington, D.C.-born Anthropologist, Educator) Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Educators African American Registry
1946 J. Craig Venter (Utah-born Leader in the Human Genome Project) J. Craig Venter Human Genome Project
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1882 Edward Clark (New York-born Business leader) New York Business Leaders American Business Leaders Singer Technology and Society
2010 Benoit Mandelbrot (Polish-born Lithuanian Mathematician Who Conceived and Developed the Field of Fractal Geometry. Benoit Mandelbrot Fractals
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1835 Henry Blair of Maryland is the First African-American to Receive a Patent (Corn Planter) Maryland Patents & Trademarks Famous African Americans African American Registry USPTO
1863 Alfred Nobel Receives Patent for the Preparation of Nitroglycerine Alfred Nobel Organic Chemistry Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions The Nobel Foundation
1884 George Eastman (NY) Patents Transparent Paper-strip Photographic Film George Eastman Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Photography U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1922 New York's Pennsylvania Exchange First for Automated Telephone Dialing New York City The Telephone History of Technology Historic Firsts
1947 U.S. Air Force Pilot Chuck Yeager Is First Person to Break Sound Barrier Chuck Yeager Aviation Historic Firsts History Channel West Virginia State Archive
1950 The Second Tacoma Narrows Bridge Opens in Washington Washington Bridges HistoryLink
1960 Meter Defined in Wavelengths of Orange-Red Radiation from Krypton-86 Standards of Measurementr Light Krypton National Institutes of Standards
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Begins: Photos Taken of Russian Missiles in Cuba Cuba Soviet Union John F. Kennedy Photography The Cuban Missile Crisis History Channel
1966 A 16-inch Hailstone Hits a Truck Near Claremont, Minnesota Claremont, Minnesota Transportation Storms Minnestoa Historical Society
1968 Apollo 7 Transmits First Live Telecast from a Staffed U.S. Spacecraft Apollo 7 Television History of Technology Historic Firsts New York Times
7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Western Australia Australia Earthquake USGS
1993 Researchers Announce Cystic Fibrosis Correctable by Gene Therapy Gene Therapy Cystic Fibrosis
1998 150 mph Winds from Typhoon Zeb Kill 74 People in the Philippines The Philippines Hurricanes & Typhoons Death USA Today

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