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OCTOBER 19

1856 Edmund Beecher Wilson (Illinois-born Biologist) Illinois Scientists & Mathematicians Cells
1862 Auguste Lumiere (French Inventor) French Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Photography Light
1910 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Indian Astronomer, 1983 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Physics Astronomy 1983 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1916 Jean-Baptiste-Gabriel-Joachim Dausset (French-born 1980 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) French Scientists & Inventors Blood 1980 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
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1875 Charles Wheatstone (English Physicist) English Mathematicians and Scientists Physics Electricity
1937 Ernest Rutherford (New Zealand-born 1908 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Ernest Rutherford Chemistry 1908 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
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1849 Elizabeth Blackwell Graduates As First Woman to Receive Medical Degree in U.S. Elizabeth Blackwell Medicine Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1869 Construction Begins on the Sutro Tunnel in Virginia City, Nevada Nevada The History Channel
1872 82.11 kg. Mass of Gold (largest ever) Found in Australian Mine Australia Gold History Hill
1873 In Washington, an Eruption on Mount Rainier Releases Clouds of Smoke Washington Mount Rainier Volcanos HistoryLink
1916 A Blizzard Drops 15" of Snow on Western Minnesota Minnesota Snow Minnesota Historical Association
1930 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Near Napoleonville Largest in Louisiana's Recorded History Louisiana Earthquake USGS
1935 Epicenter of 6.25 Magnitude Earthquake Near Helena, Montana Montana Earthquake USGS
1973 Federal Court Rules First Digital Computer Developed by John Atanasoff 1937-42 Iowa Law and Legal Resources History of Technology Ames Laboratory
1977 The Supersonic Concorde Makes Its First Landing in New York City New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts The New York Times
2001 NJ Postal Worker, New York Post Employee Test Positive for Skin Anthrax U.S. Postal Service Disease War on Terrorism The New York Times

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