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NOVEMBER 16

1943 James W. Mitchell (North Carolina-born African-American Chemist) North Carolina Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry African American Scientists & Mathematicians
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1999 Daniel Nathans (Delaware-born 1978 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine) Delaware Scientists & Mathematicians DNA 1978 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
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1825 The Granite Industry Is Started in Quincy, Massachusetts Massachusetts Geology Architecture and Design Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1841 New York City's Napoleon Guerin Granted First U.S. Patent for a Life Preserver New York City Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts Center for Technology and Society
1875 Six Hours of Gale-force Winds Destroy Buildings, Topple Trees in Western Washington Washington Wind History Link
1945 88 German Scientists Arrive in the U.S. to Start Rocket Program Nazi Germany Space Exploration NASA History Channel
At the Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Glenn T. Seaborg, Announces the Discovery of Elements 95 & 96 Glenn T. Seaborg Americium Curium American Chemical Society Chemical & Engineering News
California Governor Earl Warren Convenes a Water Conference to Develop a State Water Policy Earl Warren Water LearnCalifornia
1962 Unmanned Saturn Rocket Launched with 23,000 Gallons of Water Aboard for Atmospheric Test Space Exploration Earth Science Water NASA
1963 President Kennedy Observes Submarine Launch of a Polaris Missile Off Coast of Cape Canaveral Florida President John Kennedy Naval History Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Florida Historical Society
1965 Soviet Union Launches Venera 3, First Spacecraft to Impact Another Planet Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Venus NASA
1973 Skylab 4 Launched with Crew of Three for 84-day Mission Space Exploration NASA
President Nixon Signs Bill Authorizing Construction of Trans-Alaska Pipeline Trans-Alaska Pipeline President Richard Nixon The American Presidency Energy Alaska Historical Society
1982 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills One in Albania Albania Earthquake Death USGS
1983 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Injures Six in Hawaii Hawaii Earthquake USGS
1995 Britain's 95-year-old Queen Mother Has Right Hip Replaced Great Britain Queen Mother Health Care BBC

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