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1914 Jonas Salk (New York City-born Medical Research Who Developed a Vaccine for Polio) Jonas Salk Polio
1955 Bill Gates (Washington-born Founder of Microsoft) Bill Gates Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Microsoft
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1838 Cleveland Abbe (New York City-born "Father of the U.S. National Weather Service") Cleveland Abbe Space and Astornomy Meterology
1854 Ottmar Mergenthaler (German Inventor of the Linotype) German Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Journalism
1793 Eli Whitney Applied for a Patent for the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks The New York Times
1815 The Establishment of a Successful Salt-Mining Operation in Scott County, Indiana Is Announced Scott County, Indiana Business Indiana Historical Society
1891 8.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 7,000 in Japan Japan Earthquake Death USGS
1912 Fort Wayne, Indiana Couple Elope in a Biplane and Are Married After Crash Landing at Michigan's Hillsdale College Fort Wayne, Indiana Hillsdale, Michigan Aviation History HIllsdale College State of Michigan
1927 Pan Am Initiates Air Mail Service Between Key West and Havana Cuba Florida Aviation History Historic Firsts Florida State Historical Society
1946 President Truman Appoints First Members of the Atomic Energy Commission President Truman Atomic Energy Truman Library
1965 Construction Completed on the St. Louis Gateway Arch Missouri The Gateway Arch The History Channel
1969 Boeing Is Contracted to Build the NASA Moon Buggy NASA Boeing Business Lunar Exploration History Link
1971 England Is the Sixth Country to Place a Satellite (Prospero) into Orbit Great Brtiain Space Exploration BBC
1973 Secretariat Runs His Final Race, a Win at the Canadian International Horse Racing The New York Times
1983 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2 in Idaho Idaho Earthquake Death USGS

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