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OCTOBER 16

1708 Albrecht von Haller (Swiss Biologist) Albrecht von Haller Human Anatomy & Physiology
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1846 Ether Is First Used in a Public Operation Medical Research Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities Technology and Society
1893 Long distance Telephone Service Is Inaugurated Between Seattle, Spokane, and Portland Washington Portland, Oregon Telephone History Link
1908 At Farnsborough, American Sam Cody Makes First Powered Airplane Flight in England England Aviation Historic Firsts Farnsborough Air Show
1925 The Texas State Text Book Board Bans Evolutionary Theory from All Textbooks Texas Education Education Theory of Evolution Concordia
1948 Hudson Launches New Monobuilt Design Combining the Chassis and Frame in a Unified Passenger Compartment Automobiles Hemmings
1963 From Cape Canaveral, Florida, Twin "Vela Hotel" Satellites Are Launched to Detect Nuclear Explosions in Space Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Exploration Nuclear Weapons Cold War Florida Historical Society
1964 China Detonates a Nuclear Device to Become the Fifth Nuclear Power China Nuclear Weapons Cold War World History History Channel New York Times Asian History
1975 NASA Launches GOES-1 Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Space Exploration Earth & Environmental Science NASA
1984 The DuPont Company Donates 528 Acres in Delaware and 1,234 Acres in Pennsylvania to Create White Clay Creek Valley State Park White Clay Creek Valley State Park Pennsylvania Parks Earth and Environmental Sciences DuPont Company State of Delaware
1987 Hurricane Kills 18 in Southern England England Hurricanes Death BBC
Minnesota Celebrates Henry H. Wade Day, Honoring the Inventor of Enriched Taconite Minnesota Inventors & Inventions Iron Minnesota Historical Association
1991 Spokane Wildland Fires Kill One Person and Destroy 114 Homes Spokane, Washington Fire Safety Death History Link
1998 Typhoon Zeb Kills 25 People on the Island of Taiwan Taiwan Hurricanes & Typhoons Death USA Today
1999 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Derails an Amtrak Train in California California Earthquake Railroads Amtrak USGS

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