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1764 Andrés Manuel del Río (Spanish Chemist; Discovered the Element Vanadium) Andrés Manuel del Río Chemistry Vanadium
1895 John Knudsen Northrop (New Jersey-born Aviation Pioneer) New Jersey Scientists & Inventors Aviation History History of Technology Business & Economics
1918 Ernst Otto Fischer (German Organic Chemist: 1973 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) Ernst Otto Fischer Chemistry Iron 1973 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
1943 Terence Dickinson (Canadian Children's Science Author) Canadian Authors & Illustrators Science
1946 Sandra Lee Markle (Ohio-born Children's Science Author, Illustrator) Ohio Authors & Illustrators American Artists & Illustrators Science Boyds Mill Press
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1885 Gottlieb Daimler Debuts the Worlds First Motorcycle German Scientists & Inventors Motorcycles Inventors & Inventions Historic Firsts MS Encarta
1889 In Portland, Oregon, P.H. Redmon Ascends 2,000 Feet in a Balloon and Parachutes to Earth on the Descent Portland, Oregon Hot Air Balloon
1923 Lake Washington's East Channel Bridge Is Opened to Mercer Island Washington Bridges History Link
1938 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered East of Alaska's Shumagin Islands Alaska Earthquakes USGS
1940 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 1,000 in Romania Romania Earthquakes Death USGS
1946 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake and Landslides Kill 1,400 in Peru Peru Earthquakes Death USGS
1951 Mayors of Englewood, New .Jersey & Alameda, California First to Direct-dial Long Distance California New Jersey Telephone Historic Firsts AT&T
1960 Governor Davis Calls Upon the People of Louisiana to Build Fall-Out Shelters Louisiana Cold War Nuclear Weapons Louisiana Secretary of State
1967 NASA Launches ESSA-6 Weather Satellite Space Exploration Weather NASA
1970 Soviets Launch Luna 17 Which Will Deploy a Rover for an 11-Month Lunar Exploration Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA
1975 The Ore Boat Edmund Fitzgerald Vanishes in Storm on Lake Superior with Crew of 29 Naval History Storms Death State of Michigan
1983 Microsoft Announces Windows 1.0 Bill Gates and Microsoft Microsoft
1997 WorldCom Inc. and MCI Communications Corp. Agree to $37B Merger Business & Economics History of Technology New York Times

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