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1909 Samuel Epstein (Massachusetts-born Children's Science Author) Massachusetts Authors & Illustrators Young-adult Non-fiction Science
1917 Andrew Fielding Huxley (English-born 1963 Nobel Laureate for Medicine) Andrew Fielding Huxley Medical Research Brain & Nervous System 1963 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1921 Hilda Simon (California-born Children's Science Author, Illustrator) California Authors & Illustrators American Artists Insects Birds Butterflies
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1902 Walter Reed (Virginia-born Physician: Researcher of Yellow Fever) Walter Reed Medical Research Yellow Fever
1944 Arthur Stanley Eddington (English Astronomer) English Scientists & Mathematicians Astronomy
1981 Hans Adolf Krebs (German Biologist: 1953 Nobel Laureate for Medicine) Hans Adolf Krebs Biology 1953 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1842 Mount St. Helens Erupts Washington Mt. St. Helens Volcanoes USGS
The First Shipment of California Gold Is Made California Gold Historic Firsts LearnCalifornia
1870 Gas Light Arrives in Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Light Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1904 George Gillespie Is Granted a Design Patent for the Congressional Medal of Honor Trademarks & Patents Congressional Medal of Honor USPTO
Mathias Pfatischer Receives First U.S. Patent for DC, Interpole, Electric Motor Energy Inventors & Inventions Trademarks & Patents Historic Firsts California Energy Commission
1906 Berlin Convention Adopts S-O-S As International Telegraphic Distress Signal The Telegraph Standards World History New York Times
1927 Carl J.E. Eliason of Saynor, Wisconsin Issued First Patent for a Snowmobile Wisconsin Trademarks & Patents Snow Center for the Study of Technology and Society History Channel
1974 NASA's Launches Britain's Skynet 2B Communications Satellite Great Britain Space Exploration Technology NASA
1977 Concord SST Begins Regular Passenger Service Between New York & Europe New York City European History Aviation History New York Times
NASA Launches Meteosat 1 Geostationary Spacecraft for the Global Atmospheric Research Program Space Exploration Meteorology NASA
1983 NASA's Infra-Red Astronomical Satellite Stops Functioning After 9 Months in Space Space Exploration Space and Astronomy NASA
In Iowa, the Last Maytag Wringer Washer Is Produced Iowa Business History of Technology Maytag State Historical Society of Iowa
1988 U.S. Military Unveils the Stealth Bomber Over Palmdale, California California Stealth Bomber History Channel
1989 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-33) for Department of Defense Space Shuttle NASA
Kathryn Thornton Is The First Woman to Fly on a Military Space Mission Alabama Explorers and Pioneers Space Shuttle Women Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
1995 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8 and Injures 30 in Egypt Egypt Earthquakes Death USGS
1998 ''60 Minutes'' Airs Videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian Providing Lethal Drugs for Terminally Ill Patient Physician-assisted Suicide Death Crime 60 Minutes New York Times

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