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1854 Paul Sabatier (French Chemist; 1912 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Paul Sabatier Enzymes & Catalysts 1912 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1863 James Ward Packard (Ohio-born Automotive Engineer, Inventor, Manufacturer) James Ward Packard Inventors & Inventions Automobiles
1927 Thomas Aylesworth (Indiana-born Children's Author) Indiana Authors Young-adult Authors Science University of Southern Mississippi
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1879 James Clerk Maxwell (Scottish Physicist) James Clerk Maxwell Physics
1659 An Earthquake Kills 2,000 in Italy Italy Earthquake Death USGS
1852 The American Society of Civil Engineers Is Founded in New York City New York City American Society of Civil Engineers Center of the Study of Technology and Society
1895 George Selden Receives First the First U.S. Patent for an Automobile George B. Selden Automobiles Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts History Channel
1901 Henry Ford Receives Patent for Motor Carriage Henry Ford Automobiles Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1908 The Cullinan Diamond Is Cut into "The Star of Africa" and "Cullinan 2", 7 Big Stones and 96 Small Stones Diamonds South African History
1911 Calbraith Perry Rodgers Lands in Pasadena, California, Completing the First Transcontinental Flight: From New York in 49 Days New York California Aviation Historic Firsts Ohio Historical Society
1913 The Los Angeles Aqueduct Is Dedicated Los Angeles Water Los Angeles Water and Power
1918 In Georgia, Fulton County Public Schools Re-Open, Having Been Closed to Prevent the Spread of Spanish Influenza Fulton County, Georgia Education Spanish Influenza Epidemic Fulton County Public Schools University of Georgia
1964 NASA Launches the Mariner 3 Satellite for Mars Exploration Space Exploration Mars Exploration NASA
1967 NASA Launches Its ATS 3 Satellite to Demonstrate the Technical Capabilities of a Satellite Space Exploration NASA
1991 Tropical Storm Thelma Causes Severe Floods in the Philippines, Killing Nearly 3,000 People Republic of the Philippines Storms Flooding Death History Channel
1994 Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan Announces He Has Alzheimer's Disease Ronald Reagan Alzheimers Disease New York Times
2011 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Is Largest in Oklahoma History Oklahoma Earthquakes USGS

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