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1843 Stephen Moulton Babcock (New York-born Chemist Who Developed the Babcock Test for Determining the Butterfat Content of Milk) New York Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry Foods and Nutrition Wisconsin Historical Society
1903 George Beadle (Nebraska-born Geneticist; 1958 Nobel Laureate for Medicine) George Beadle Genetics 1958 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1905 Karl Jansky (Oklahoma-born Engineer; Pioneer in Radio Astronomy) Oklahoma Scientists & Mathematicians Radio Astronomy Center for the Study of Technology and Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1819 Iowa's First Weather Records Are Begun in Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, Iowa Weather Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1821 After 10 Days of Travel the Harriet Is the First Steamboat to Reach Montgomery, Alabama from Mobile Montgomery, Alabama Steamboat Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
1918 Baltimore & Washington Run Out of Coffins Due to Influenza Pandemic Washington, D.C. Maryland 1918 Influenza Pandemic Death
1934 Ferdinand Porsche Begins Tests of the Volkswagen, Being Built as the ""People's Car" for Nazi Leader Adolph Hitler Ferdinand Porsche Nazi Germany Adolph Hitler Volkswagen Historic Firsts History Channel
1938 New York Physicist Chester F. Carlson Makes the First Xerox Copy New York City Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Historic Firsts University of Rochester
Dick Post of Footville, Wisconsin Wins His 6th County Title by Husking a Record 24.5 Bushels of Corn in 80 Minutes Footville, Wisconsin Farming & Agrciulture Wisconsin Historical Society
1940 Julian, Mayer and Krause Receive a Patent for Cortisone for Treatment of Arthritis, Bursitis, Diseases of Connective Tissue and Gout Patents and Trademarks Medical Research Biochemistry USPTO
1951 A Deadly Moonshine Mixture Poisons 433 People in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Alcohol and Drug Abuse Health Care University of Georgia
1955 F-105 Thunderchief Prototype Makes Maiden Flight Aviation Military History Historic Firsts Federation of American Scientists
1966 Soviets Launch Luna 12 for Orbit Around the Moon Soviet Space Program Space Exploration The Moon NASA
1969 Students From the University of Texas at Austin Demonstrate Against the Environmental Desecration of Waller Creek Austin, Texas Education Earth & Environmental Science Rivers and Creeks University of Texas Texas State Historical Association
1977 NASA Launches "International Sun-Earth Explorer 1" Satellite to Explore Magnetic Interactions Between the Sun and Earth Space Exploration Sun Earth NASA
1979 The Shah of Iran Arrives in the United States for Medical Treatment Iran Medicine Middle East History Iran Hostage Crisis New York Times
1983 1,000,000 People Protest the Presence of Nuclear Missiles in London London, England Nuclear Weapons Propaganda BBC
1990 British Report Calls the Aral Sea the World's Worst Ecological Disaster Great Britain Earth and Environmental Sciences Ocean Pollution BBC
1992 From Cape Canaveral, Florida, NASA Launches Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-52) on a 9-day Mission Cape Canaveral, Florida Space Shuttle NASA Florida Historical Society

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