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1867 Marie Curie (Polish 1903 Nobel Laureate for Physics and 1911 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Marie Curie Radiation Curium Radium Polonium 1903 Nobel Laureate for Physics 1911 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1878 Meitner, Lise (Austrian Nuclear Physicist) Lise Meitner Physics Radiation Nuclear Fission Protactinium
1935 Bill Nye (Washington, D.C.-born Science Educator: "Bill Nye, the Science Guy") Washington, D.C. Science
1950 Alexa Canady (Michigan-born African-American Pediatric Surgeon) Alexa Canady Medicine Famous African Americans
1959 Sneed B. Collard, III (Arizona-born Children's Science Author) Arizona Authors & Illustrators Science
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1633 Cornelis Drebbel (Dutch Inventor of the Thermostat) Dutch Mathematicians and Inventors Inventors and Invention Technology and Society
1876 Albert H. Hook (New York City) Is Granted Patent 184,207 for a Cigarette Manufacturing Machine New York City Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Tobacco USPTO
1885 Canada's Transcontinental Railway Is Completed Canada Railroads History Channel
1889 Northfield, Minnesota Illuminates Its Streets by Installing 67 Electric Lights Northfield, Minnesota Electricity Light Minnesota Historical Society
1912 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Alaska Peninsula Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1932 Buck Rogers First Broadcast on CBS Radio Radio Old Time Radio
1940 Washington's Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapses in a Windstorm Washington Tacoma Narrows Bridge History Channel History Link
1957 U.S. Government Report Calls for More Missiles & Shelters Cold War Nuclear Weapons History Channel
1965 Art Arfons (Akron, OH) Sets Land Speed Record at UT Bonneville Salt Flats (576.553 mph) Utah Ohio Sports Figures Automobiles Historic Firsts NY Times
1976 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 17 in Iran Iran Earthquakes USGS
1985 President Ronald Reagan Declares Eight Flooded West Virginia Counties a Federal Disaster Area West Virginia Ronald Reagan Flooding West Virginia State Archives
1998 The World's Oldest Astronaut, John Glenn, Returns to Earth John Glenn Space Exploration NASA BBC

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