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NOVEMBER 21

1891 Alfred Henry Sturtevant (Illinois-born Geneticist) Alfred Henry Sturtevant Genetics Fruit Fly Drosophila
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1963 Robert Stroud (Seattle-born Inmate of Alcatraz Prisoner: Ornithologist, Birdman of Alcatraz) Seattle, Washington Prisons Birds Birdman of Alcatraz
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1783 First Free-Flight Balloon Lifts First Two Men 500' Above Paris Paris Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel
1846 Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Coins the Word "Anesthesia" Massachusetts Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Research Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1853 San Francisco, California Experiences a Second Sizable Earthquake in Two Days San Francisco, California Earthquake LearnCalifornia
1907 Cunard liner Mauritania Steams Record 624 Nautical Miles in a Day Naval History Steam Engines Historic Firsts The History Net
1935 Boeing's China Clipper Is the First Commercial Aircraft to Cross the Pacific Aviation History Historic Firsts NASA
1960 U.S. Redstone Booster Rocket Blows Up on Launch Pad Space Exploration NASA
1967 British Slaughter to Control Curb Foot and Mouth Disease Reaches 134,000 Great Britain Animals Foot and Mouth Disease bbc
1969 First Permanent ARPANET (Internet) Link Is Established Between UCLA and Stanford History of the Internet History of Technology RFC Archive
1974 NASA Places Intelset-4 F8 Communications Satellite in Orbit Technology NASA
1985 Hurricane Kate Causes $300M Damage Along Florida Panhandle Florida Hurricanes Economics Florida Historical Society
1995 France Detonates Underground Nuclear Test France Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1997 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 23 Along the India-Bangladesh Border India Bangladesh Earthquakes Death USGS

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