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1815 George Boole (English-born Mathematician, Logician: Father of Boolean Logic) George Boole Logic History of Computer Technology
1885 Harlow Shapley (Missouri-born Solar Astronomer) Missouri Mathematicians and Scientists Astronomy and Space Sun
1929 Richard E. Taylor (Canadian-born 1990 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Richard E. Taylor Physics Sub-atomic Particles 1990 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1932 Melvin Schwartz (New York City-born 1988 Nobel Laureate for Physics) New York City Mathematicians and Scientists Physics Sub-atomic Particles 1988 Nobel Laureate for Physics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1785 London Coachbuilder Lionel Lukin Patents the First Lifeboat English Scientists & Inventors Naval History Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights CNN
1875 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Windows in Georgia, South Carolina Georgia South Carolina Earthquakes USGS
1920 KDKA Pittsburgh Reports Election Results: First Radio Broadcast in the U.S. Pennsylvania The American Presidency Presidential Elections Historic Firsts KDKA Post-Gazette
1931 DuPont Begins Production of First Commercial Synthetic Rubber, Du Prene Polymers DuPont LeMoyne College
1936 The BBC Begins the World's First Regular Television Service Great Britain Television Historic Firsts BBC
1947 Howard Hughes Flies the Spruce Goose on Its First and Only Flight Howard Hughes Aviation History The History Channel
1988 Cornell University Student Unleashes Worm That Infects 1000s of Computers Computer History Cornell University
2000 American and Two Russians First to Occupy the International Space Station The International Space Station Historic Firsts NASA

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