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1749 Daniel Rutherford (Scottish Chemist) Daniel Rutherford Chemistry Nitrogren
1897 Frederick S. Russell (English Marine Biologist) Frederick S. Russell Marine Biologist
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1706 Earthquake Kills 15,000 in Italy Italy Earthquakes Death USGS
1891 Construction Begins on the Pecos High Bridge in Texas Texas Bridges Texas State Historical Association
1900 The First National Automobile Show Opens in New York City's Madison Square Garden New York City Automotives Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1903 Listerine Is Trademarked Trademarks and Patents Listerine USPTO
1943 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Skwentna, Alaska Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1947 Kanawha Airport (Yeager Airport) Is Dedicated in Charleston, West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia Aviation Yeager Airport West Virginia State Archives
1957 Soviet Union Launches Sputnik 2 into Orbit with Dog Aboard Soviet Union Soviet Space Program Dogs History Channel BBC
1966 President Johnson Signs Bill Mandating "Truth in Packaging" Supermarket Goods Lyndon Johnson Foods and Nutrition Propaganda Business History Channel
1995 Typhoon Angela Kills 880 People in the Philippines The Philippines Typhoons & Hurricanes Death New York Times
2002 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Causes $20M Damage to trans-Alaska Pipeline Alaska Earthquakes Economics USGS

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