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1731 Benjamin Banneker (Maryland-born African-American Mathematician, Astronomer, Inventor) Benjamin Banneker Mathematics Space and Astronomy Inventors and Inventions African American Scientists & Mathematicians
1801 Gail Borden (New York-born Inventor, Publisher, Surveyor and Founder of the Borden Foods Company New York Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Eagle Brands Texas State Historical Association
1833 Sally Louisa Tompkins (Virginia-born Hospital Administrator; the Only Woman Commissioned a Confederate Military Officer) Virginia Military Figures Medical Professionals American Women in the Military American Civil War Virginia Historical Society
1871 Florence Sabin (Colorado-born Medical Researcher of the Brain and Central Nervous System) Colorado Scientists & Inventors Medical Research Human Anatomy The Brain
1897 Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (English Chemist: 1967 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) English Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry 1967 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1934 Carl Sagan (New York-born Astronomer and Science Author Awarded the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction) Carl Sagan Space and Astronomy 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction
1952 Jack Szostak (English 2009 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Jack Szostak Telomeres 2009 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1938 Edward Murray East (Illinois-born Geneticist, Pioneer in the Development of Hybrid Corn) Illinois Scientists & Mathematicians Botany Genetics
1895 In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Pabst Theater Is Completed as an All-Electric Theater Featuring Air Conditioning Milwaukee, Wisconsin Stage and Theater Electricity Wisconsin Historical Society
1961 U.S. X-15 Rocket Plane Flown to Record 4,093 mph and 30,970 m Altitude Aviation History Space Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1965 Faulty Niagara Falls Switch Creates Power Failure for NE U.S. & Canada Canada 1965 NE U.S. Power Blackout NY Times The History Channel
1967 Saturn V Rocket Carries First Unmanned Apollo 4 Spacecraft into Space Space Exploration Historic First NASA
1968 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Centered in Southern Illinois Is Felt in 23 States Ilinois Earthquakes USGS Wisconsin Historical Society
1972 NASA Launches the Anik A1 Canadian Telecommunications Satellite Canada History of Technology NASA
1994 German Researchers First Detect Element 110 (3 atoms) Germany Web Elements

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