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1580 Willebrord van Roijen Snell (Dutch Physicist, Mathematician) Willebrord van Roijen Snell Mathematics Light
1867 Louis Winslow Austin (Vermont-born Pioneer in Long-Range Radio Transmissions) Vermont Scientists and Mathematicians Physics Radio Britannica
1895 Gerhard Domagk (German-born 1939 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Gerhard Domagk 1939 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
Dickinson Woodruff Richards (New Jersey-born 1956 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology) New Jersey  Scientists and Mathematicians The Heart 1956 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
1906 Max Tishler (Massachusetts-born Pharmaceuticals Research Chemist) Massachusetts  Scientists and Mathematicians Drugs and Vitamins Technology and Society
1928 Daniel Nathans (Delaware-born 1978 Nobel Laureate for Medicine and Physiology) Delaware  Scientists and Mathematicians Enzymes and Catalysts 1978 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1823 Edmund Cartwright (English Inventor of a Mechanical Loom) English Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions
1862 Ormsby MacKnight Mitchell (Kentucky-born Union General: Died of Yellow Fever) Ormsby MacKnight Mitchell American Civil War Yellow Fever History Channel
1864 Helena, Montana Is Founded After a Gold Discovery <Helena, Montana Westward Expansion Gold History Channel
1890 Oakland, California Enacts Anti-Drug Law California Illegal Drugs Law & Legal Resources History Channel
1888 John J. Loud of Weymouth, Massachusetts, Receives a Patent for the First Ballpoint Pen Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Writing Technology and Society USPTO
1899 Two British Battalions Surrender to Boers at Nicholson's Nek South Africa Great Britain The Boer Wars South African History
1953 President Eisenhower Approves Development of a U.S. Nuclear Arsenal President Eisenhower Nuclear Weapons The Cold War History Channel
1961 The Soviet Union Tests 58-megaton Hydrogen Bomb Russia Nuclear Weapons The Cold War BBC
1963 The First Lamborghini 350GTV Debuts at Italy's Turin Auto Show Ferruccio Lamborghini Automobiles Historic Firsts History Channel
1981 Soviet Union Launches Venera 13 Spacecraft to Probe the Atmosphere of Venus Russian Space Program Space Exploration Venus NASA
1983 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Destroys 50 Villages in Turkey, Killing 1,342 Turkey Earthquake Death USGS
1984 President Reagan Signs Bill Establishing 35,000 Acres in East Texas as Five Wilderness Areas Texas Parks and Landmarks President Reagan Parks Texas State Historical Society
1985 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-61A) with German Spacelab Aboard German Scientists and Mathematicians Space Shuttle Science NASA
1991 The Perfect Storm Hits the New England and Canadian North Atlantic Coasts Storms IMDB History Channel
1998 Hurricane Mitch Triggers Mudslide Killing 2,000+ on Slopes of Nicaragua's Casita Volcano Nicaragua Hurricane Volcano Death NOAA

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