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1738 William Herschel (German-born English Astronomer: Discovered the Planet Uranus) William Herschel English Scientists & Mathematicians Astronomy Uranus
1916 Ruth Nita Barrow (Barbados-born Jamaican Nurse, Politician, and Administrator) Barbados Health Care United Nations African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1630 Johannes Kepler (German Astronomer) Johannes Kepler Astronomy The Solar System
1965 Allen Dumont (New York City-born Inventor, Television Pioneer) Allen Du Mont Inventors & Inventions Television
1978 Margaret Mead (Pennsylvania-born Anthropologist) Margaret Mead Anthropologist
1763 Mason & Dixon Arrive in Philadelphia to Begin Surveying the Mason-Dixon Line Pennsylvania Delaware Maryland West Virginia The Mason-Dixon Line Maryland Historical Society
1806 Zebulon Pike Discovers Pike's Peak Colorado Pike's Peak Zebulon Pike U.S. History History Channel
1877 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered in Eastern Nebraska Nebraska Earthquakes USGS
1880 In Minnesota, Fire Kills 10-15 Inmates of the St. Peter State Hospital Mental Asylum Minnesota Mental Health Fire Death Minnesota Historical Society
1885 South Bend Is the First Indiana City to Test Electric Streetcars South Bend, Indiana Transportation Historic Firsts Indiana Historical Society
1887 Carl Gassner, Jr. Receives U.S. Patent for a Dry Cell Battery Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks History of Technology Science & Society
1898 Lyda A. Newman of New York City Receives a Patent for a Hairbrush New York City Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks American Female Scientists & Inventors African-American Scientists & Inventors African American Registry
1904 Wisconsin-born Boston Inventor King C. Gillette Is Granted Patent #775,134 for a Safety Razor Wisconsin Scientists and Mathematicians Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Gillette Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities USPTO
1906 Largest Earthquake In New Mexico's Recorded History Hits the Socorro Area New Mexico Earthquakes USGS
1929 Ambassador Bridge Opens Linking Detroit, Michigan with Windsor, Ontario Canada Detroit Bridges State of Michigan
Florida Glider Association Is Formed in Fernandina Florida Aviation History Florida Historical Society
1945 On the Radio Show "Quiz Kids," Glenn T. Seaborg Preannounces the Discovery of Elements 95 & 96 Glenn T. Seaborg Americium Curium Radio Chemical & Engineering News
1960 USS George Washington Is First Submarine Deployed with Nuclear Missiles Naval History Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Historic Firsts National Resources Defense Council
1965 Craig Breedlove Sets New Land Speed Record: 600.601in Utah Utah Auto Racing Historic Firsts New York Times
1966 Jim Lovell & "Buzz" Aldrin Splash Down in Gemini 12 Jim Lovell Buzz Aldrin Astronauts NASA
1974 The First Spanish Satellite (INTASAT) Is Launched to Study the Ionosphere Spain Space Exploration Earth & Environmental Science Historic Firsts NASA
NOAA Launches TIROS-M Satellite with New Meteorological Sensors Space Exploration Weather NASA
1977 Ford Produces Its 100,000,000th U.S.-made Vehicle Automobiles Ford Motor Company History Channel
1980 NASA Launches Satellite Business Systems 1 Communications Satellite for Business/Government U.S. Government Business Space Exploration History of Technology NASA
1984 Supersonic Concorde Makes Its First Trip to Seattle, Washington Washington Aviation History Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1988 300' Radio Telescope Collapses in West Virginia West Virginia History of Technology Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1989 Soviet Union Launches Its Version of the Space Shuttle Called Buran Soviet Space Program Space Exploration NASA
1994 Month-old "Baby Fae" Dies 20 Days After Receiving Transplanted Baboon Heart California Medical Research Primates History Channel

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